Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said he has instructed state police to elicit FIR against Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena as a “kindness” after border fight with Mizoram on July 26 in which six police personnel departed. Thus, he further stated that cases against the other police officers will be chased.
“I have noted statements in the media by Hon’ble Mizoram CM Zoramthanga wherein he has conveyed his desire to resolve the border dispute friendly. Assam always desires to keep the spirit of North East alive. We are also promised to ensure peace along our boundaries,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet.
“To take this kindness further, I have instructed Assam Police to extract FIR against K Vanlalvena, Hon’ble MP, Rajya Sabha from Mizoram. Anyhow, cases against other indicted police officers will be chased,” he added.
The MP was reserved by Assam Police in connection with border infringement.
Prior to Sunday, Sarma mentioned that the prime focus is on keeping the spirit of the North-East alive. “What happened along Assam-Mizoram outskirts is unacceptable to the public of both states. Mizoram Chief Minister had confirmed to call me post his quarantine. Border problems can only be settled through discussion,” tweeted Assam Chief Minister on Sunday which was then retweeted by his Mizoram counterpart.
The border quarrel between the two states heightened and a fierce gun fight between the forces of the two states resulted in the demise of six Assam police personnel and one civilian. At least 50 individuals were harmed in the incident.
Mizoram Boundary Committee passed the resolution under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Mizoram Tawnluia. The committee strongly convicted the penetration of Assam Police into the Mizoram Police Post at Vairengte on July 26, heavily outnumbering them and opening fire first.At the same time, with efforts pursuing to disable border tensions between Assam and Mizoram, the row and the violence prior to this week are likely to be craned in the Parliament by BJP MPs from Assam on Monday.