Jorhat/Guwahati, Aug. 22: The Jorhat district administration will send the magisterial report on the police firing incident at Hemlai division of Boisahabi tea estate in Mariani on Sunday to Dispur in a day or two.
A Class IX student, Sudip Nayak, was killed and five persons were injured in clashes and police firing in the district on Sunday night.
Jorhat deputy commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant told The Telegraph today that he was scrutinising the report submitted by additional deputy commissioner Dhiren Hazarika last night and it will be sent to Dispur this week.
Vasant had asked the additional deputy commissioner on Monday to conduct the inquiry within two days.
The deputy commissioner said normalcy was returning to Mariani, which was now peaceful.
He said the district administration was expediting the paperwork for early release of the ex gratia (Rs 5 lakh) to the family of Nayak, who was killed in the firing.
Vasant added that the government has released the ex gratia, earlier announced by the government, to the next of kin of Sanjoy Bhumij. Sanjoy was a worker of the Naginijan tea estate near the Assam-Nagaland border in Mariani, who was killed in firing by suspected Naga militants on June 3.
He said the Assam parliamentary secretary for home affairs, Atuwa Munda, is scheduled to come here and hand over the cheque.
Police sources also said investigation was in progress in the two cases. One was the police firing incident in which a case has been registered after an FIR was lodged by the family of deceased (Nayak). The other related to the case registered against Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi and his personal security officer Dipu Saikia for allegedly assaulting a police driver on Tuesday night.
Driver (constable) Kamal Mohan has alleged that Kurmi and his PSO had beaten him up late on Tuesday night near Kathanibari tea estate on the Jorhat-Mariani road. Mohan is undergoing treatment at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.
Assam director-general of police J.N. Choudhury said whether Kurmi or his PSO had assaulted the driver (constable) or not would be known only after they complete their investigation.
Assam revenue and disaster management minister Prithibi Majhi today said if the allegation against Kurmi (of assaulting the driver) is true then it was unbecoming of an MLA to indulge in such acts.
“The law is equal for all and nobody is above it. The law will take its own course,” Majhi added.