CM Sangma meets Home Minister Amit Shah regarding Assam-Meghalaya border violence

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On Thursday, CM Konrad Sangma along with his cabinet met Home Minister Shah.
Requested the central agency to investigate the violence on the Assam-Meghalaya border in the past.
Recently, 6 people were killed in the violence on the Assam-Meghalaya border.

New Delhi. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Thursday that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured that he will consider his request for a central agency probe into the “firing by the Assam Police” on the border. Talking to reporters here, he said that during his meeting with Shah, he demanded justice for those killed in the firing and action against those responsible.

Sangma emphasized that Assam Police personnel fired at “innocent people” in Mukroh village of West Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. Six people, including a forest guard, were killed in violence on the Assam-Meghalaya border after Assam forest personnel stopped a truck carrying illegally cut timber in the early hours of Tuesday. Sangma said he also urged the central government to intervene in the border dispute with Assam so that dialogue and trust between the two states could improve.

He said, “Home Minister Amit Shah has assured that he will act on our request for an inquiry into the border firing today itself.” He said that the guilty will be punished but at this time we should maintain peace. Sangma was accompanied by his cabinet colleagues in the meeting with Shah. Meanwhile, the situation at the Assam-Meghalaya border remained tense but peaceful with heavy deployment of security personnel in the area. Section 144 of CrPC is applicable in the violence site and surrounding areas.

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