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Beltola violence: 3 arrested

The city police has picked up three youths from Guwahati on Sunday late night for their alleged involvement in the physical assault on an Adivashi girl protestor in Beltola on Saturday. Police say these three people has already confessed that they undressed the girl which was more shocking in the string of violence on Saturday.
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Free to move review appeal in court

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The committee members are former Vice-Chancellor, Gauhati University Prof N K Choudhury, IIT-Roorkee's Prof Nayan Sarma, IIT Guwahati's Professor in the department of Civil Engineering Dr Arup Kumar Sarma, Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) University's Prof Utpal Sarma, former Professor of Cotton College Dr B C Kalita and Chairman of Technical Advisory Committee, Water Resources Department A K Mitra.

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