Aizawl: After criminal cases were filed against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma by Mizoram Police after the violent clashes at the Assam-Mizoram border, Sarma has said that he is happy to cooperate in any investigation but asked his Mizoram counterpart, CM Zoramthanga, why the case is not handed over to a neutral agency. Sarma took to Twiiter to express his views on the matter today (July 31).
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
Sarma, along with four senior officers of the state police and two more officials, were booked over the violent clash that took place on the outskirts of Vairengte town in Mizoram's Kolasib district. They have been booked under various charges, including attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy, Mizoram Inspector General of Police (Headquarter) John Neihlaia told PTI.
The FIR was lodged by the state police at the Vairengte police station late Monday after a gun fight between the Mizoram and the Assam police forces near the border town, he said.
The four senior Assam Police officers named in the FIR are Inspector General of Police (IGP) Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Cachar Devojyoti Mukherjee, Cachar Superintendent of Police Cahndrakant Nimbalkar, and officer in-charge of Dholai police station, Sahab Uddin, Neihlaia said.
Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli and Cachar Divisional Forest Officer Sunnydeo Chaudhary have also been booked under the same charges, he said. Besides, cases were also registered against 200 unidentified Assam Police personnel, Neihlaia said.
The four police officers and the two administrative officials have been summoned for questioning on Sunday (August 1), he added.
(With PTI inputs)