GUWAHATI, JAN 4: The state’s advocate general D Saikia on Tuesday informed Gauhati High Court that the Assam government has formed a committee headed by the chief secretary to identify the ‘erring officers’ responsible for the bulldozing of the house of an arson accused by Nagaon police last year.
According to reports, in May 2022, a mob had attacked the Batadraba police station in the Nagaon district after Safikul Islam, a fish seller died in police custody.
A division bench headed by Gauhati High Court Chief Justice R M Chhaya while hearing a suo moto case on the demolition of the house of one of the arson accused observe that it expects the state government to compensate the people affected by the “illegal action”.
Assam Advocate General D Saikia told the high court that the chief secretary-lead committee will “find out who is at fault” and that the government will provide compensation “if it is to be given” within a period of 15 days.
“A Committee consisting of the Chief Secretary of the State of Assam is inquiring into the incidence of bulldozing of the house and appropriate action shall be taken even against the erring officers within a period of 15 days from today,” Saikia informed the court.
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