Following Assam government’s request, the Centre handed over the investigation of Lafikul Islam murder case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). DONER minister Jitendra Singh informed this to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on August 28.
It may be noted that ABMSU president Lafikul Islam was killed by unidentified miscreants at Titaguri market in Kokrajhar district on August 1. The Assam government constituted a Special Investigative Team (SIT) headed by Inspector General of Police Anurag Tankha to inquire into the brutal murder. The government provided ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the slain ABMSU leader.