The Centre has handed over the inquiry of the killing of Assam youth leader Lafiqul Islam to the CBI. Some miscreants had killed Lafiqul on the 1st of this month in Kokrajhar district.
Official sources said, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Dr. Jitendra Singh conveyed the Centre’s decision to Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal. There was large scale protest in the state following Lafiqul’s death after which the Chief Minister had recommended a CBI enquiry.
Meanwhile, the leaders of Asom Gana Parishad met President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi yesterday. The party submitted a memorandum to the President urging him to solve flood and erosion problem in the state among other issues.