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Darrang district administration photographer joins police in thrashing protestor during eviction in Assam: Report

09:01 PM Sep 23, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Assam state police were seen trashing protestors on Thursday in the Dholpur area of the Darrang district of the state during an anti-encroachment drive.

While police were seen trashing the protestor even after he became motionless following a brutal attack by a person holding cameras, which initial reports suggested was a 'photojournalist'. Now, a report by Newslaundry says that the alleged person jumping on the motionless man has been as a photographer with the Darrang district administration who accompanied the eviction team.

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In the video, the photographer was seen trashing and beating up the villager who charged towards the group of cops with stick in his hands. The identified photographer with district administration was seen jumping and attacking the motionless man until he was restrained by the police.

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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government on Thursday ordered judicial enquiry into the alleged violence that erupted during the eviction drive at Sipajhar in Assam's Darang district.

Assam government issued a notification about the inquiry stating, "Government has decided to institute an inquiry into the circumstances leading to death of 2 civilians and injury to several others including police personnel that took place at Dhalpur area, Darrang Dist today. Inquiry to be conducted under chairmanship of retired judge of Gauhati High Court.

Earlier, nine police personnel were reportedly injured and two civilians died during the violence that erupted during eviction drive.

Also Read: Warning Disturbing Video: Assam police beat up protestors during anti-encroachment drive

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