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FIR against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma for ‘attempt to murder’

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Mizoram Police has filed an FIR against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and six others in connection with the border flare-up on Monday which left six dead and over 100 people from both states injured.

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Mizo Zirlai Pawl, a student body of Mizoram, filed the FIR at Vairengte police station in Mizoram against Mr Himanta Sarma, an IG, DIG and Deputy Commissioner among others, accusing them of an attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy,

As many as 200 unidentified Assam Police personnel have also been booked. Among the charges against Himanta and others are IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

Meanwhile, the MLAs of three Barak valley districts of Assam on Friday decided to move court against the SP of Mizoram’s Kolasib district for his alleged role in the clash between police forces of the two states.

Various Mizoram-based organisations have accused Himanta Biswa Sarma of playing an “aggressive role” on the border issue and responding to their accusations, the CM told the media that he would sacrifice his life, if necessary, to protect Assam’s land and territory.

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This development comes after Assam Police issued summons to Mizoram’s Rajya Sabha member and six state officials, including a Deputy Commissioner and a Superintendent of Police, for their alleged role in Monday’s border violence.

Meanwhile, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has called for an amicable solution to the border disputes.

He had earlier appealed to maintain calm and peace along the boundaries of the two states.

“I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram border tension from the Central Government,” the Mizoram CM said in a tweet and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the region’s six other Chief Ministers — Prem Singh Tamang (Sikkim), N. Biren Singh (Manipur), Pema Khandu (Arunachal Pradesh), Neiphiu Rio (Nagaland), Conrad K. Sangma (Meghalaya), and Biplab Kumar Deb (Tripura).

On Friday, 15 MLAs of Assam’s Barak Valley, cutting across all political parties, decided to move court against the Superintendent of Police of Mizoram’s Kolasib District for his “barbaric act that led to the death of six Assam policemen and scores of people injured”.

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The meeting of the MLAs was chaired by Assam’s Urban Development Minister Ashok Singhal.

Talking to the media after the meeting, the minister said that the long-standing border issue should be permanently resolved.

An all-party meeting of MLAs of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi was held at Silchar amd it was decided that action should also be taken against Mizoram’s lone Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena for his statement outside Parliament.

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