Assam Mizoram Border Dispute: Case Registered Against CM Himanta Biswa In Mizoram, Assam Also Summoned Officials

A case has been registered against six top officials of Assam in Mizoram.

A case has been registered against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and six top officials of the state in Mizoram. 

The case has been registered on charges of murder and attempt to assault during a shootout between the police forces of two northeastern states.

The Assam officials against whom the Mizoram Police has registered an FIR are Inspector General of Police (IGP) Anurag Agarwal, Cachar Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Devjyoti Mukherjee, Cachar Superintendent of Police Chandrakant Nimbalkar and Dholai police station in-charge officer Saheb Uddin.

Against him are sections 307/120-B/270/325/326 and 353/336/334/448/34 of the IPC and section 3 of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR), as well as section 3 of the Mizoram Prevention and Covid-19 Act. and 6 and section 27(1)(a) of the Arms Act.

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Four police officers and two administrative officials have been called for questioning on Sunday, PTI quoted Mizoram’s Inspector General of Police (Headquarters) John Nehlia as saying.

Assam has also summoned six officials from Mizoram’s Kolasib district and sent police after the state’s lone Rajya Sabha MP. 

The summons was issued on July 28, two days after a bloody encounter between police forces of Assam and Mizoram at Lailapur in Cachar district, PTI quoted its sources as saying.

The six officers against whom summons were issued were Kolasib Deputy Commissioner H Lalthlangaliana, its Superintendent of Police (SP) Vanlalphaka Ralte, Additional SP David JB, Vairangte Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) C Lalrempuia, Additional SP of 1st Indian Reserve Battalion.

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Bruce Kibby and Vairangte sub-divisional police officer Thartia Harangchal. Cachar SP Ramandeep Kaur confirmed this, but did not give further details.

On Friday, a joint all-party meeting of the legislators of Assam’s Barak Valley was held at the Silchar Circuit House, which was presided over by the Guardian Minister Ashok Singhal. 

A source said a motion was taken by him to move the court against Kolasib’s SP for the “barbaric act” that led to the death of six Assam Police personnel.

He also said that action should be taken for his “unforgivable statement” outside Parliament of Mizoram’s lone Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena.

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