The Meghalaya Government has announced setting up of a number of police outposts along the inter-state border with Assam.
Announcing the development, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said that several locations have been finalised by the state government for setting up of police outposts.
However, CM Sangma said that setting up of outposts in “sensitive areas” along the Assam-Meghalaya border will depend on talks between both the states.
“Setting up of police outposts in sensitive areas along the inter-state border will depend on the talks between the two states,” Meghalaya C Conrad Sangma said.
Sangma added: “But we will go ahead with setting up of the outpost in the areas where there are no disputes.”
“Setting up outposts in sensitive areas will lead to more tension, aggression and differences,” the Meghalaya chief minister said.
Speaking on the clash at between locals of Iongkhuli village in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya and Assam Police, CM Sangma said that he has taken up the matter with Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“I spoke with Assam Chief Minister. Both of us have decided that there should not be any further instigation and we should try to maintain peace,” CM Sangma said.