Assam Deputy Speaker quizzed, five cops suspended for firing at crowd

By Express News Service
SILCHAR (ASSAM) : Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar was quizzed twice and five police personnel attached to him were suspended after they opened fire at public during second phase of polling, officials said Tuesday.

At least three persons were injured in the firing by the body guards of Laskar on April 1 after clashes broke out between supporters of BJP and AIUDF inside the polling station at 463 Madhya Dhanehori LP School of Sonai constituency.

Police sources said Laskar was interrogated twice for several hours during the last 48 hours and his statements have been recorded in front of a magistrate.

Sitting MLA Laskar is having a direct fight with Karim Uddin Barbhuiya of the AIUDF on Sonai seat.

When contacted, Cachar SP Bhanwar Lal Meena said all the police personnel attached to the deputy speaker have been removed from the duty with immediate effect in view of the ongoing probe.