NEW DELHI, Aug 18 – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday has announced cash reward for credible and relevant information leading to identification of perpetrators of the violence in BTAD areas.
An official spokesman said that the CBI would reward up to Rs. 1 lakh for credible information including photo, audio-visual clips in connection with CBI probe into recent incidents of violence in certain places of Assam.
“An appeal is made that if someone has any information about these cases including audio or video recordings or photographs of the crime which may help CBI in reconstructing the scene of crime or identification of miscreants,” said the spokesman.
“The person concerned may contact CBI officers on mobile telephone number 8811099997 or 8811099996 or send an SMS at these numbers on which the CBI officer would contact the person. Information can also be faxed at 03664-241253 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or sent at CBI Camp Office – Deosri, BRPL Guest House, New Bongaigaon (Assam),” said the spokesman, adding that the identity of the informant would be kept secret.
The CBI has registered seven cases on August 10 relating to recent ethnic incidents of violence in the districts of Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Chirang on the request of Government of Assam. After further issue of requisite notifications from Government of India, CBI has taken up the investigation of these cases, which were earlier registered by Assam Police, said the spokesman.
Meanwhile, Home Ministry sources said that the probe is likely to be completed within two to three months.
Highly-placed sources confided that North Block has taken note of eye witness accounts of people in Dhubri district, who have recounted how they saw boat load of armed people crossing over and indulging in violence. Several of these people have narrated these accounts, which are being verified, said sources.
The focus of the probe would also be in role of couple of BPF MLAs during the riots. Several of the migrant inmates of the camps have notified authority about the activities of the MLAs during the riots, said sources.