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CBI probe ordered in Assam student leader murder case

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 28 Aug 2017 2:51 PM GMT

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Guwahati: The Centre on Monday ordered a CBI probe into the murder of a minority students' leader in Assam on recommendation of the state, announced the officials on Monday.

Union Development of North Eastern Region Minister Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister of State in the PMO, informed Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of the decision over phone on Monday, an official statement said.

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All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU) President Lafikul Islam was killed by unidentified miscreants at Titaguri market in Kokrajhar district on August 1.

The Assam government has already constituted a Special Investigative Team, headed by Inspector General of Police Anurag Tankha, to inquire into the brutal murder and provided ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased leader.

The state had earlier recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the brutal killing of the students' leader.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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