Guwahati: Police, who had removed illegal occupation from the area in Assam's Darrang district on Thursday (September 23, 2021), had to open fire after they were attacked. Two people were killed in the incident while 9 policemen were injured in the attack. A photographer whose video went viral on social media has also been taken into custody. An inquiry has been ordered to CID on the matter. Posting videos on social media, people are explaining how Bangladeshis occupying the land attacked the police in a systematic manner, forcing the police to open fire.
Assam DGP tweeted late in the night that they took stock of the area situation in Sipajhar. He said the cameraman who was seen hitting the injured in the video is currently in the custody of Assam CID. CM Himanta Biswa has ordered an inquiry by CID. Minister in the Biswa government Ashok Singla has said that the administration's action to remove encroachments was taken to secure the ancient Hindu temple, which was illegally occupied for thousands of years. He wrote, "Our government led by CM Hemant Biswa is committed to the security of the 5000-year-old heritage Hindu temple in Garukhuti, Sipajhar, Darrang district.'' Singla further said, "We resolve to work for all our ancient structures and temples for encroachment free Assam, which has been occupied by illegal immigrants.''
This is the murderous mob of infiltrators and encroachers that the #Assam police had to deal with. This is why India needs a nationwide, watertight NRC. Nice job, @himantabiswa. pic.twitter.com/G5k6c5mlYH— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 23, 2021
Voice of Assam posted a video claiming that people there were ready to attack the police even before the action to remove encroachments on thousands of Bigha land. In the video shared, a crowd of thousands can see shouting. Journalist Abhijit Majumdar also shared a 1-minute video explaining why there is a need for NRC all over India. He wrote, "This is the murderous mob of infiltrators and encroachers that the #Assam police had to deal with. This is why India needs a nationwide, watertight NRC. Nice job Himanta Biswa.''