Two individuals had been arrested in reference to an assault that left 12 individuals, together with a police officer, injured throughout a land allotment programme in Assam’s Sonitpur district, the police mentioned on Friday.
The incident happened in Jamugurighat space on Thursday when district officers had been allotting land to round 30 self-help teams (SHGs) for agricultural actions, they mentioned.
A gaggle of 20-25 “uncertain residents” settled within the space objected to the allotment of land to the SHGs and attacked the individuals current there with sticks, rods and stones, inflicting accidents to 12 individuals together with Jamugurighat police outpost in-charge Pranjal Nath, Sonitput district senior police official Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta mentioned.
“Police needed to resort to firing within the air to disperse the mob. A case was registered and two leaders of the group had been arrested on Friday. Efforts are on to nab the opposite culprits,” he mentioned.
The injured individuals had been admitted to a hospital they usually had been launched after remedy, the officer mentioned.
As phrase unfold in regards to the assault, scores of native individuals rushed to the spot to retaliate however they had been stopped by the police, he mentioned.
Native BJP MLA Padma Hazarika condemned the incident after reaching the spot.
“This group of uncertain residents is attempting to settle right here by encroaching authorities land. It’s a risk to the native indigenous individuals,” the legislator mentioned.
Mahanta mentioned police groups are patrolling the realm and the scenario is beneath management.