A student body of Mizoram named the Mizo Zirlai Pawl has filed an FIR with the Mizoram police at the Vairengte police station against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and others in connection to the Assam Mizoram border violence on Monday. Along with him, as many as 200 unidentified Assam Police personnel have also been booked. They have been booked under the IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
As per the FIR, Assam police personnel, acting under instructions from Mr Sarma himself, refused to have an “amicable dialogue” with the Mizoram police on the day of the incident.
It also claims that acting on the instructions of Mr Sarma, they forcefully informed SP, Kolasib that the area falls within Assam territory and they intended to construct a camp.
“They had arrived at the spot with tents and other materials for construction of camp which clearly showed their intention to forcibly occupy the Mizoram BOP by force, as their convoy of vehicles consist of Ambulances and around 20 vehicles,” it said.
The FIR has come a day after Mizoram condemned Assam’s decision to ask its citizens to not travel to Mizoram and a key government committee appeared to harden its stance on the border dispute.
Mizoram CM Zoramthanga tweeted “Public notice to all. Northeast India will always be one,” and added, “I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram border tension from the central government.”
The FIR includes policemen from Assam such as the Assam Inspector General, a Deputy Inspector General, a Superintendent of Police, Cachar District Deputy Commissioner along with some 200 unnamed police personnel.
All the officers have been asked to appear at Vairengte Police Station on August 1.
Speaking on the matter the Assam CM has said why a neutral agency can’t investigate the matter. He tweeted, “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 Zoramthanga ji.”
The Central Reserve Police Force has also increased its presence in the area with its 500 troops standing between the police forces of Assam and Mizoram with 2 more companies on standby.