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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal visits bomb blast site in Kokrajhar

India TV Politics Desk Guwahati 07 Aug 2016, 18:00:01 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

On a visit to the Friday attack site in Assam’s Kokrajhar, the CM of state Sarbananda Sonowal today vowed to take strong action against the perpetrators who killed 14 civilians.

“It is a very unfortunate incident. Our stand is that none will be spared. We have already initiated strong action and operation is going on. We’ll find out all those behind this incident,” he said.

“Our government is comitted to protect the life and property of the people. We’ll not compromise on this. Our stand is zero tolerance to terror,” Sonowal said. When asked about the identity of the killers, he said “whatever information and evidence we have collected so far, it is found that NDFB is behind this. We are still conducting our search operation. Whoever is behind this will be brought to book.”

Later the chief minister proceeded to hold a high-level meeting with police, army and paramilitary officials to assess the situation. Meanwhile, an AGP legislative team under the leadership of former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta also visited the spot this morning.

“It’s a very unfortutane incident. We hope such incident will never happen again. We have come here to know the actual fact. The ongoing investigation should reveal the truth,” Mahanta said. “Giving security to people is a duty of an elected government and it has to fulfill this,” he said.

Atleast 15 people, including a terrorist, were killed and 20 others injured by suspected NDFB(S) militants and retaliatory firing by security forces in Kokrajhar district on Friday.

(With PTI inputs)