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Dhubri deputy commissioner Ananta Lal Gyani on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the case of police firing on a stolen mini truck following which two persons died in a road mishap.

Two persons including the driver of the said stolen truck and a bike rider died on the spot while few others were injured as the driver lost control over the truck when police fired and the vehicle collided with a truck and hit a bike.

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The additional district magistrate of Bilasipara Sub-division, Rohan Kr Jha, will conduct the inquiry and submit the fact-finding report to the deputy commissioner within three days.

Police said there was specific information about theft of an Essar truck which was being driven from Nayahat of Bilasipara to outside of Dhubri.

The officer-in-charge of Bilasipara Police Station immediately started chasing the truck and also gave signal to the truck to stop but instead of stopping the truck, the driver increased the speed of the vehicle.

At this, the police fired upon the truck after which the stolen truck collided head on with a truck coming from the opposite direction and also hit a bike. As a result, the driver of the stolen truck died on the spot along with the biker.

The locals alleged that due to the irresponsible act of Bilasipara police, two persons had died as police opened fire indiscriminately.

The aggrieved locals also blocked the National Highway 31 and demanded action against the alleged police personnel for their irresponsible act of firing.

Yuvraj, superintendent of police, Dhubri also informed that the deputy commissioner of Dhubri has already instituted a magisterial enquiry into the matter.

“So, next course of action will depend based upon the inquiry report,” said Yuvraj.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com

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