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Rijiju to visit Assam following SP’s killing


New Delhi, June 6 :

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will go to Assam Saturday following the death of a superintendent of police and his personal security officer in a gun battle with militants in the state’s Karbi Anglong district, an official said.

Kiren Rijiju
Kiren Rijiju

A home ministry spokesman said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh had asked Rijiju to visit Assam following the incident.

“The minister will be leaving for Assam tomorrow (Saturday) morning,”the spokesperson told IANS.

The incident took place Thursday night when Superintendent of Police, Hamren police district, Nityananda Goswami was ambushed while leading an anti-insurgency operation in Rimthiyam village under the Hamren sub-division, about 150 km from the district headquarters Diphu.

Police suspect that militants belonging to Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and United Karbi Liberation Army (UKLA) were behind the ambush.

The spokesperson said that the minister will talk to Assam government officials and is likely to visit the bereaved families.