Mukroh Police Firing: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on December 24 asserted in the assembly that the police firing in Mukroh along the boundary of Meghalaya in November was an act of self-defence and to protect government properties.
Mukroh Police Firing
However, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong stated that what Sarma said may not necessarily be the truth. The Deputy Chief Minister further claimed that the Assam Chief Minister’s speeches inside and outside the assembly are different.
Replying to a starred question, Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the Assam forest official was attacked and killed by the miscreants from Meghalaya. Thereafter five people died as a result of police firing which was done in self-defence and for protection of government properties.
Notably, quoting a report by the superintendent of police of West Karbi Anglong district, Sarma said people from the neighbouring state had surrounded and attacked the Assam personnel, demanding the release of three apprehended timber smugglers, leading them to open fire in self-defence.