The Golaghat Police on Thursday detained the driver of the dumper that collided with the vehicle, where the Excise department officials were travelling in. Three excise department officials died following the accident.
The driver of the dumper (NL-05-G-1049) has been identified as Samir Garh. He had absconded from the scene immediately after the accident.
According to reports, two excise department officials – Inspector Sumu Maibongsa and Constable Ramen Gurung, died on the spot. On the other hand, Excise Sub-Inspector Harekrishna Kumar succumbed to his injuries at Jorhat Medical College & Hospital (JMCH).
Meanwhile, Assam CM Sonowal ordered a probe into the tragic incident. He asked Upper Assam Divisional Commissioner Julie Sonowal to initiate the investigation.