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Dhonehori Firing: Cachar Police grills BJP's Aminul Haque Laskar, suspends 5 police officials

In Sonai’s Dhonehori LP School, fire was opened on the voting day inside the polling station with electors standing in the queue. The locals alleged that it was the deputy speaker of Assam and the BJP candidate from Sonai, Aminul Haque Laskar himself who opened the fire first. Later, according to the locals, his private security officials also opened fire.

Laskar rubbished the allegations and said he did not carry any gun with him. He also said that AIUDF candidate Karim Uddin Barbhuiya (Shaju) conspired to burn him alive. “It is only when the miscreants tried to set the school on fire, the PSOs removed their guns and decided to shoot. It was done to save me and the polling officials,” said Laskar.

A 9:00 mm pistol was recovered from the spot. According to sources in Cachar Police, five officials who opened fire inside the polling station have been placed under suspension. Sources confirmed that they were first asked for an explanation and then placed under suspension.

Highly placed sources have also confirmed that Aminul Haque Laskar was summoned by the Police for interrogation. Laskar went to Silchar Sadar Police Station yesterday, where he was grilled for more than two hours, informed sources in Cachar Police.

Baharul Islam Barbhuiya, Azad Hussain Laskar both residents of Dhonehori part I Sonai. Constable Akram Hussain Laskar got hurt during the incident on April 1, 2021.

When reached out to the Police department, the officials refused to reveal any data at this moment as the investigation is still going on.

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