Magisterial inquiry
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A magisterial probe has been ordered to investigate the death of Abdul Khaleque, a murder accused, who died due to police firing in Chirang.

As directed by the district magistrate of Chirang, the additional district magistrate and in-charge SDO (Civil), Bijni ordered Dipankar Bora, executive magistrate, Bijni, for conducting a magisterial inquiry into the death of Abdul Khaleque.

Abdul Khaleque was the son of Karim Fakir of village No.1 Bhandara under the Manikpur police station of Bongaigaon district.

Dipankar Bora has been asked to conduct the inquiry as per the latest guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission and submit the detailed report immediately for onward submission.

After being ordered, inquiry officer Dipankar Bora in a press statement, issued on Sunday, said if any persons having knowledge about the incident and relevant papers could record their statements at his office chamber at the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Bijni.

The statements can be recorded from August 23, 2021 to August 27, 2021 at 10 AM to 2 PM.

Abdul Khaleque was arrested by Chirang Police on charges of murdering Wahed Ali, a home guard posted at Bijni police station in the first week of July.

Wahed Ali, a home guard posted at Bijni police station, was attacked with sharp weapons and was believed to have been killed due to some personal dispute.

Regarding the police firing, Chirang superintendent of police Gaurav Upadhyay said, “When we took the accused to the spot where he allegedly threw the weapon used in the murder, he snatched the pistol of SDPO, Bijni and fled towards the jungle while pointing the weapon at the police party.”

He also said the police tried to stop him by using “controlled minimum firing aimed at non-vital organs in the interest of the safety of police party to secure the snatched weapon and to apprehend the accused.”

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: