After Mukroh violence, border dispute started again in Assam-Meghalaya, demand for CBI inquiry from Center on firing

Pankaj Prasad
Assam Meghalaya border dispute
Assam Meghalaya border dispute

After the Assam-Meghalaya violence, the police is conducting an intensive investigation campaign on the border.

The Assam government has demanded a CBI inquiry into the firing incident in the Mukroh area of ​​the Assam-Meghalaya border . Minister Jayant Mallabarua said, has requested the Central Government for a CBI inquiry. 6 people had died in the increased violence on the border. Here Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, appropriate action will be taken on the matter. The border issue is our priority. I have discussed this with the CM of Assam.

Intensive checking operation on the Assam-Meghalaya border

After the Assam-Meghalaya violence , the police is conducting an intensive investigation campaign on the border. Policemen are checking vehicles going from Assam towards Meghalaya. This investigation is taking place after the incident of firing in Mukroh area adjacent to the border, in which 6 people died.

Peace on the Assam-Meghalaya border: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there is peace along the Assam-Meghalaya border and there were clashes between local people and forest guards on the interstate border. The incident is not related to the long-standing border dispute between the two northeastern states. He said, I am in touch with the Chief Minister of Meghalaya... The Assam-Meghalaya border is peaceful and has always been peaceful.

what is the matter

Forest officials of Assam had stopped a truck in Mukroh area at around 3 am on Tuesday, which was allegedly carrying illegally cut wood. Six people were killed in the violence that followed, including a forest worker from Assam and five citizens from Meghalaya. The Meghalaya government has suspended mobile internet services in seven districts, while the Assam Police has sounded an alert in border districts. Tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma complained in a tweet that Assam Police and Forest Department personnel "entered Meghalaya and fired unnecessarily" . Assam police officials claimed that the truck was stopped by a forest department team in the state's West Karbi Anglong district and that the mob from the Meghalaya side later attacked forest department personnel and policemen.