Assam violence rocks Parliament, CBI probe confirmed

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Guwahati/New Delhi, Aug 8: Hours after the confirmation of a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Assam violence, Parliament on its very first day of its monsoon session was stormed by the same topic.

Accepting the demands of the opposition parties led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, Aug 8 said that the government would participate in the debate during the session both in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

The Assam issue could generate a lot of heat as Congress and the Opposition are expected to indulge in charges and counter charges. However, allowing the CBI to begin its probe into the violence case in Assam, the government may get some relief while handling attacks from the opposition.

A Special Crime Team from the CBI is expected to reach the state on Thursday. The team would take up the larger conspiracy cases, government officials informed on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Assam chief Minister Tarun Gogoi recommended a CBI probe into the clashes in BTAD and Dubri districts where "internal and external forces were at work."

The CM said that 73 people have died so far in the violence but did not give the break up. He said that 16 people, including seven children, have died in relief camps. He added that 65 companies of para-military forces were deployed in the affected districts.

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