"The BTAD region of Assam - which includes four districts, Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri - had witnessed clashes between Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslim settlers in 2012 that led to the death of over 90 civilians."
Guwahati, July 12 - Tension prevailed in Baksa district of Assam Saturday following the abduction of four people by suspected Bodo militants, police said.

Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government abducted the four people Friday night from the district, part of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD).

Army and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel have been deployed along with police to conduct search operations, even as curfew has been imposed in some areas in Gobardhana region.

A group of seven small-time traders had gone to Salbari area Friday but four of them did not return. Three people who were also in the group, however, returned home, police said.

Four abandoned bicycles of the missing people have been recovered.

Preliminary investigation revealed the involvement of the anti-talk faction of the NDFB behind the incident, said Assam Police chief Khagen Sarma.

The situation is under control but we have imposed curfew in some areas to ensure that this does not take a serious turn, said a senior district administration official.

The BTAD region of Assam - which includes four districts, Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri - had witnessed clashes between Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslim settlers in 2012 that led to the death of over 90 civilians.

Earlier this year, the NDFB had attacked Bengali-speaking Muslims in BTAD.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002387916
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.