Assam cops actions ‘unprovoked, uncontrolled’: CM Himanta Sarma on Meghalaya border violence | North East India News,The Indian Express

A total of six persons were killed, and several injured in a clash between Assam Police and a mob along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

“I feel there was no need to fire to the extent the police did. The firing was a little unprovoked, and the police could have acted in a little more controlled manner,” CM Sarma was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

According to police, the force was used for defensive reasons during the clash, the CM said. “… However, in my view, it (force) was used a little arbitrarily. That should not have happened,” he said while speaking to reporters during a function in Delhi.

The CM said that the Assam government was trying to do its part “very sincerely”, and had already transferred the SP of West Karbi Anglong district. A few officials have been suspended as well.

Sarma said that the government ordered a judicial probe and asked the Centre to conduct a CBI or NIA investigation. “… If personnel of Assam Police were at fault, then they will also come under the ambit of investigation,” the chief minister said.

Six people, including an Assam Forest Guard, were killed and several others injured during an alleged clash between the Assam Police and a mob, around 3 am Tuesday in an area bordering the West Karbi Anglong district of Assam and Mukroh village in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills. The Assam Police has claimed they opened fire in self defence after a mob surrounded them when they were trying to intercept a truck allegedly smuggling timber.

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