Assam govt orders probe into police excesses in LIC office

GUWAHATI: In the wake of widespread public outcry over alleged police highhandedness at Life Insurance Corporation of India’s divisional office in Jorhat, the Assam government has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

The government has asked Upper Assam commissioner LN Tamuly to probe into the incident and submit the report to the government. Several organisations, including LIC employees, have organised a series of protests after the police allegedly lathicharged the LIC employees on May 13.

The incident took place after the death of an employee. An angry mob set ablaze the truck which had hit the employee. About 25 employees suffered serious injuries.