Six killed in violence at Assam-Meghalaya border; alert sounded in close by districts

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2022-11-22 15:10:46

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Six individuals, together with a forest guard, had been killed in violence on the Assam-Meghalaya border in West Karbi Anglong district within the early hours of Tuesday. The violence was reported after a truck transporting unlawful timber was intercepted, officers stated.

Following the incident, the Assam police sounded an alert in all of the districts bordering Meghalaya to thwart any doable legislation and order state of affairs, one other official stated.

The Assam forest division workforce intercepted and stopped the truck on the Mukru space carrying the unlawful timber in the direction of the West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya round 3 am, West Karbi Anglong superintendent of police Imdad Ali stated. 

Because the truck tried to flee, the forest guards fired at it and deflated a tyre. 

The automobile’s driver, the handyman and one other individual had been then apprehended, although others managed to flee, he stated.

Police reinforcements had been rushed to the spot when the forest guards contacted the Zirikending police station.

After the police reached the spot, a lot of folks from Meghalaya armed with ‘daos’ (dagger) and different weapons gathered on the spot round 5 am, the officer stated.

The mob gheraoed the forest guards and the police personnel demanding the rapid launch of these arrested and attacked them which prompted the police to resort to firing to carry the state of affairs beneath management, Ali stated.

“A forest house guard and three individuals of the Khasi neighborhood of Meghalaya had been killed within the incident,” the SP stated.

“The state of affairs is beneath management now,” he stated, including that prime officers of the district are speeding to the distant space.

It’s, nonetheless, not clear whether or not the casualties, together with the forest guard named Bidyasing Lekhte, died of bullet accidents or had been hit by every other weapon.

In the meantime, a police official stated that an alert has been sounded in all districts bordering Meghalaya and their police as been requested to stay vigilant.

“All superintendents of police of districts alongside Meghalaya have been instructed to maintain a strict watch on any doable legislation and order state of affairs. However there isn’t any restriction on motion of autos or folks alongside the inter-state border,” he added.

In the meantime, the Meghalaya authorities has suspended cellular web providers in seven districts for 48 hours from November 22 onwards.

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Assam and Meghalaya have a longstanding dispute in 12 areas of the 884.9 km lengthy inter-state border. The 2 northeastern states had signed a memorandum of understanding in March within the presence of Union Residence Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi for ending the dispute in six of them.

The 2 states have additionally initiated discussions for resolving the disputes within the remaining six areas.

Meghalaya was carved out of Assam in 1972 and challenged the Assam Reorganisation Act, 1971, which led to the dispute.

(With inputs from companies)

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