The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the suspected terrorist attack at Balajan Tiniali Bazar near Kokrajhar town, headquarters of the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) administration. At least 14 innocent people were killed and 20 seriously injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the weekly bazar.


This area has been known for long to be terrorist infested and it is strange that the police administration and the BJP state government did not take adequate measures to protect the life and property of the people.


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that the security apparatus be strengthened to protect life and property and all efforts must be made to identify and punish the guilty