Assam CM Booked by Mizoram Police after Recent Border Clash

The Mizoram Police has booked Assam CMHimanta Biswa Sarma on charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy in border clashes on July 26th.

Assam Mizoram Border

The Mizoram Police has booked Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy in recent clashes taking place between Assam Mizoram borders on July 26th.

In addition, four senior Assam police officials, two bureaucrats and 200 unidentified Assam Police personnel have been named in the FIR filed by the Mizoram Police. The FIR stated the accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Arms Act and Mizoram Containment and Prevention of Covid-19 Act 2020.

In the complaint, Mizoram police accused 200 Assam police personnel, who were “fully armed” of attempting to “forcefully occupy” the Mizoram police camp, calling it an encroachment of reserve forest.

“The Mizoram Police were outnumbered and their actions to defend their camp were in vain. Upon learning of this incident, SP Kolasib and party immediately rushed to the area and tried their level best to have an amicable dialogue with Assam Police, but they were not ready to listen to sane argument and instead forcefully informed SP Kolasib that the area falls within Assam territory and they intended to construct a camp as per the instruction of Chief Minister, Assam himself,” As per the FIR.

The FIR also states that the Assam Police had arrived at the camp, with tents, materials and 20 vehicles with the aim of setting up camp via forcibly occupying the Mizoram BOP.

The Assam Police has also served a notice to Mizoram Police, asking it to join a probe into the July 26 border clash. The border clashes resulted in five policemen and a civilian dead. The notice mentions six officers of the Mizoram Police as largely involved in the violence.

Assam and Mizoram have been engaged in a border row, with 7 people killed and 50 others injured in the crossfire between the police forces of Assam and Mizoram along the inter-state border.

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