• Mizoram Govt To Relook FIR Against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Over Border Clash

    An FIR was filed against Himanta Biswa Sarma along with four senior officers of the Assam Police on July 30.

    The Mizoram government on Sunday informed that it will examine the FIR registered against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over the recent border clash between both the states and if lawfully possible his name will be struck out.

    Talking to India Today, Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo said, "CM (Zoramthanga) and II were unaware. CM has told me to relook.”

    He further added, "I will hold discussions with the police officer who filed the FIR, and if there is no legal fit, we would like to remove the name of Assam chief minister from the FIR.”

    An FIR was filed against Sarma and four senior officers of the Assam Police on July 30 on charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy for the Assam-Mizoram border clash that took place on July 26.

    The Chief Minister expressed his willingness to join the probe but asked why the investigation was not handled by a neutral probe agency.

    On July 26, six Assam Police personnel and a civilian were killed and over 50 others, including a superintendent of police (SP), were injured after a deadly clash took place between Assam-Mizoram Police.

    Meanwhile, Mizoram CM Zoramthanga has accused the Assam Police of escalating the clash and claimed that two people from Mizoram were also killed.

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