New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday said the situation in the Northeastern state was "peaceful and under control" and 170 people were arrested after registration of 309 cases there.

The Home Ministry said in a statement that by and large normalcy has restored in Kokrajhar and other violence-affected districts after regular patrolling by Army troops and deployment of 6,500 paramilitary and state police personnel.

"104 fixed police pickets have already been established. At present, the security situation in Assam is peaceful and under control. 65 additional companies of Central Armed Police Forces have been deployed. In addition, Army has also been deployed in the violence-affected areas," it said.

"As normalcy has been restored by and large in the area, the day time curfew has been lifted. The security situation in Assam is being monitored both at the Centre and state regularly. There is no reason to panic over the situation in Assam," it said.

Giving a list of steps being taken by the government after the violence, the Home Ministry said more than 309 cases have been registered and 170 people found involved in the violence were arrested while CBI has taken over the probe into seven cases where conspiracy is suspected.

Prime Minster Manmohan Singh had visited violence- affected areas on July 28 and announced a package of Rs 300 crore for relief and rehabilitation of affected persons.


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