Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram, K Vanlalvena
Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram, K Vanlalvena

Hours after the Mizoram government announced that it was ready to withdraw the FIR against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam CM has directed the Assam Police to withdraw the FIR filed against Mizoram MP, K Vanlalvena.

Stating that this is a “goodwill gesture”, chief minister Sarma in a tweet in the wee hours of Monday, however, said the cases against the “accused police officers (of Mizoram) will be pursued”.

The Assam CM said he noted statements by Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga in media expressing his desire to settle the the border dispute amicably.

Sarma said Assam always wants to keep the spirit of Northeast alive.

Also read: Mizoram ready to withdraw FIR against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

“I have noted statements in media by Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM wherein he has expressed his desire to settle the border dispute amicably. Assam always wants to keep the spirit of North East alive. We are also committed to ensuring peace along our borders,” chief minister Sarma tweeted.

“To take this goodwill gesture ahead, I have directed @assampolice to withdraw FIR against K. Vanlalvena , Honble MP, Rajya Sabha from Mizoram. However cases against other accused police officers will be pursued,” he added.

On Sunday, Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuango said the Mizoram government is ready to withdraw the FIR filed against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma if there is no any legal validity.

Chuaungo told reporters, “In fact, our chief minister did not really approve of mentioning the name of Assam chief minister in the FIR. He suggested me that we should look into mentioning the name of Sarma in the FIR.”

The Mizoram chief secretary also said he would discuss the matter with police officials and remove the name of Assam chief minister if there is no legal validity to substantiate the allegation against the chief minister.

“I will hold discussion with the concerned police officer, who filed the FIR and if there is no legal fit in that we would like to remove the name of Assam Chief Minister from the FIR,” Chuaungo said.

Also read: Assam Police summons Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena to Dholai PS in Cachar to record statement

Earlier, the Assam Police served a notice to sitting Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram – K Vanlalvena to record statement at the Dholai Police Station on August 1.

The Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram was summoned for questioning in regards to a statement he made saying “They are lucky that we have not killed them all. Next time they (Assam Police) come, we shall kill them all”.

The Mizoram MP made this statement on Tuesday, just a day after six Assam Police personnel and a civilian lost their lives after Mizoram Police opened fire during a clash.

An Assam police team on Friday pasted the summon notice at the walls of his official residence and also the Mizoram Bhawan in the national capital.

The notice had to be pasted on the walls after the Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP went ‘underground’ after making the statement on Tuesday.

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