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School to take steps on firing

Golaghat, April 22: Golaghat police today said stringent action would be taken against culprits responsible for firing inside Christ Jyoti School at Bokakhat yesterday.

Panic broke out yesterday on the premises of Christ Jyoti School, Bokakhat, when a personal security officer, Buddha Saikia, opened fire from his service carbine.

Saikia was the PSO of Lebanus Minz, convener of the Adivasi National Convention Committee.

Minz, accompanied by his PSO, had gone to Christ Jyoti School in a car to meet the principal but according to school rules, vehicles are not allowed to enter the school premises.

A meeting was held today on the premises of the school to condone yesterday’s shooting by Saikia. It was attended by representatives of school authorities, police, administration and parents. It was presided over by subdivisional officer of Bokakhat Mrigesh Narayan Barua.

Additional superintendent of police, Golaghat, Numal Mahato, who also attended the meeting, said the incident was unfortunate as far as the PSO is concerned and he is not in a condition to give a statement. The reason for firing can be known only later.

Saikia was critically injured when parents attacked him after he opened fire. Officials of the police and the administration present at the meeting assured the parents of safety of their wards.