The government of Assam is serious about the killing of 6 people on the Assam-Meghalaya border.
Assam wrote a letter to the Center asking it to get the matter investigated by the CBI or the NIA.
The Government of Assam is constantly in touch with the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding this.
Guwahati. The government of Assam has taken a serious stand regarding the killing of 6 people on the Assam-Meghalaya border. The Government of Assam has written a letter to the Central Government asking it to get the matter investigated by CBI or NIA. The Chief Ministers of both the states talked on this issue. While according to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, this is not a border dispute, but there was a dispute over timber in the border area. The state government is constantly in touch with the Ministry of Home Affairs in this regard.
Six people, including five villagers from Meghalaya, were killed early Tuesday in clashes between a mob and a contingent of police and forest guards from Assam. It was told that police and forest guards were allegedly chasing a truck smuggling timber on the inter-state border. After this, Assam stopped local vehicles and tourists from entering Meghalaya after a state-registered car caught fire late evening in Shillong, 98 km from Guwahati. While Meghalaya blocked mobile internet in seven districts for 48 hours. Along with this, all programs including the ongoing Cherry Blossom Festival, a mega music competition and a literary festival were cancelled.
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma accused the Assam Police of entering his state with forest guards and resorting to unprovoked firing. While the BJP-led Assam government claimed that the firing was done in self-defense. The Assam government insisted that one of the casualties was a state forest guard.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 23, 2022, 13:39 IST