The Mizoram Police on Friday filed an FIR against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, four police officers and two bureaucrats on charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy in connection with the clashes at the inter-state border, Live Law reported.
Meanwhile, Assam CM Sarma, on his part, Saturday asked why a neutral agency can’t investigate the matter.
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? Have already conveyed this to @ZoramthangaCM ji https://t.co/v4eDi84isL
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 31, 2021
Around 200 unidentified police personnel have been booked in the case too. The FIR, filed at the Vairengte police station in Kolasib district, names Sarma, IGP Anurag Aggarwal, DIG Cachar Devajyoti Mukherjee, DC Cachar Keerthi Jalli, DFO Cachar Sunnydeo Choudhury, SP Cachar Chandrakant Nimbalkar, OC Dholai police station Sahab Uddin.
The Kolasib district, which borders Assam’s Cachar district, was the flashpoint of Monday’s clashes. Besides, Assam summoned Mizoram officials to the Dholai police station in connection with its probe into the July 26 incident.
DSP Kalyan Das issued identical notices to Kolasib Deputy Commissioner H Lalthlangliana, SP Vanlalfaka Ralte, Additional SP David JB, Vairengte SDO (Civil) C Lalrempuia, Vairengte SDPO Thartea Hrangchal and India Reserve Battalion Additional SP Bruce Kibby. The notices asked them to appear before the Dholai police station Investigating Officer on August 2.
On Thursday, the Assam government issued a travel advisory for state residents asking them to avoid travelling to Mizoram amid a border dispute between the neighbouring states.
The border dispute between the two states peaked on Monday and a fierce gun battle between the forces of the two states resulted in the death of six Assam police personnel and one civilian.