Violence Erupts in Darrang : 2 killed, several including 9 cops hurt during Assam eviction drive
Lately, The Assam State government has sought for eviction drive in the district, wherein the police armed forces and the denizens clashed with each other owing to the aftermath eruptions of unprecedented violence.
Armed police personnel firing on locals, with gunshots could be heard in the distance.
Another man carrying a video camera is seen pouncing on the unconscious local and beating him.
'Inquiring About Video Doing Rounds' reported Darrang SP, later on, the SP Darrang stated that the People had pelted stones first.
The ANI tweeted on the same, read below:
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Around nine policemen and two civilians have also been reportedly injured in the clash that broke out. Speaking on the incident, Sarma said, "The area is big. I was on another side. I will find out and assess the situation."
In Assam, anti-encroachment drives are being carried out after CM Sarma promised to clear encroachments from over 77,000 'bighas' (25,455 acres) of government-owned land for the employment of youth in agricultural purposes.
At least 800 families have been evicted from the Darrang area since Monday, 20 September.
Taking to Twitter, Assam CM had said earlier this week, "I am happy and compliment district administration of Darrang and Assam Police for having cleared about 4500 bigha, by evicting 800 households.
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