Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga has directed the state police to withdraw the FIR against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and six other Assam Government officials.
Zoramthanga said that the withdrawal of the FIR will create a conducive environment for reaching an ‘amicable’ solution to resolve the Assam-Mizoram border issue.
“In order to build a conducive atmosphere for amicable solution to the #MizoramAssamBorder dispute & to reduce the plight of suffering citizens,I have directed @mizorampolice to withdraw FIR dt. 26.07.2021 filed at Vairengte, Kolasib District, Mizoram against all the accused persons,” Zoramthanga tweeted.
In order to build a conducive atmosphere for amicable solution to the #MizoramAssamBorder dispute & to reduce the plight of suffering citizens,I have directed @mizorampolice to withdraw FIR dt. 26.07.2021 filed at Vairengte,Kolasib District,Mizoram against all the accused persons pic.twitter.com/IlQ65jssIL
— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) August 2, 2021
Earlier on Sunday, Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuango had said that the government was ready to withdraw the FIR filed against Sarma if there is no legal validity to prove his offences.
Even Chief Minister Zoramthanga disapproved of naming Sarma among other officials in the FIR, which was filed at Vairengte police station on July 26, he had said.
Sarma also on late Sunday announced that he directed his policemen to withdraw the FIR filed against Mizoram Rajya Sabha member K. Vanlalvena as a goodwill gesture following discussion with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga.
The Assam chief minister and convener of NEDA, in which the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) in Mizoram is part of it, said that his government is committed to ensuring peace along the state border with Mizoram.
The Assam Police had earlier registered FIR against K. Vanlalvena, who has been accused of involving in a conspiracy leading to the bloody clash on July 26 following his abusive remarks.
The Assam police had also registered cases against six Mizoram officials, including Kolasib Deputy Commissioner H. Lalthlangliana and SP Vanlalfaka Ralte, who were summoned for questioning on Sunday.
The Mizoram police on their part also booked Sarma and six other officials, including Assam Inspector General of Police (IGP) Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Cachar Devojyoti Mukherjee, Cachar Superintendent of Police Cahndrakant Nimbalkar and Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli.
They were charged under different sections of the IPC, including “attempt to murder” and “criminal conspiracy.”
Besides, unidentified 200 Assam police personnel were also named in the FIR.
In fact, the FIR was filed late on July 26 soon after the gunfight between police forces of the two states.