“Let a neutral agency to investigate”: Assam CM on case against him by Mizoram Police
Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that he was open for any investigation but wanted the investigation to be conducted by a neutral or national agency.
Sarma’s reaction came after Mizoram police registered a case against him and several other top state government officials and slapped charges of attempt to murder.
He said, “Will be very happy to join in any investigation. But why the case is not being handed over to a neutral agency, especially when the place of occurrence is well within the constitutional territory of Assam? I have already conveyed this to Mizoram chief minister.”
He also observed that the counter case from Mizoram police in return of a case registered by Assam’s Dholai police, was a ‘childish’ act.
Following Monday’s border gunfight between their two police forces that left six Assam policemen dead, Mizoram said it had filed a case over the incident, naming Sarma in it and asked him to depose before Kolasib police there.
The FIR reportedly said that Assam police personnel, acting under CM Sarma’s instructions refused to have an ‘amicable solution’ to the border dispute issue on the ill fated day.
Besides Sarma, others mentioned in the FIR are an Assam inspector general, a deputy inspector general, a superintendent of police. The Cachar district deputy commissioner, too, has been included, besides some 200 unnamed police personnel.
The Mizoram Police issued notice for appearance to six Assam senior officials the same day Assam Police issued summon to Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram, K Vanlalvena in New Delhi in connection with the Monday clash between the two state police forces.