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Judicial probe into Sualkuchi violence ordered

The Assam government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence and police firing on weavers who were protesting against the selling of synthetic silk clothes in Sualkuchi. An investigation has been ordered by additional DC and based on the report action would be taken, government spokesperson and panchayat and rural development minister Rockybul Hussain told the assembly on Monday.

He said as many sections including opposition parties were demanding a high-level inquiry, it was decided to order a judicial inquiry.

The minister, however, did not give others details, including the timeframe for the inquiry. Panchayat and rural development minister Rockybul Hussain Hussain said that peace was returning fast to Sualkuchi and the situation was calm and under control.

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