The government of Assam on Thursday ordered a judicial inquiry into the violent clashes between ‘encroachers’ and the police at Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang district.

On Thursday morning, when officials of the Darrang district administration, supported by a huge contingent of armed security personnel, reached Sipajhar-Dholpur area to carry out an eviction drive, the locals protested. 

Police sources said that the cops had reacted to stone-pelting and that nine policemen were injured during the eviction drive.

With situation going out of hands, the police reportedly resorted to lathi-charge and later resorted to opening fire, resulting in death of at least three persons. 

The incident turned violent during an evacuation process by the state. The encroached land will be used for an agricultural project.

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