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 Act Of Self-Defence
It is noted six people, including five Meghalaya residents and a forest guard from Assam, were killed in the incident on November 22.
Replying to a starred question, Sarma stated that the Assam forest official was “attacked and killed by the miscreants from Meghalaya. Five people died as a result of police firing which was done in self-defence and for protection of government properties.”
Furthermore, quoting a report by the superintendent of police of West Karbi Anglong district, the Chief Minister stated that 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.