GUWAHATI: The Mizoram Police has booked Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and four senior Assam Police officers, accusing them of an attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy, among other charges.
According to reports, two hundred unidentified Assam Police personnel have been booked too, according to the FIR.
Further, the FIR was registered after a clash between Assam and Mizoram police forces in the border town of Vairengte that left six Assam Police personnel dead and 50 others injured.
The senior officers who have been named in the FIR are Inspector General (IG) of Assam Police Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Cachar Devojyoti Mukherjee, Cachar Superintendent of Police Cahndrakant Nimbalkar, and officer-in-charge of Dholai Police Station, Sahab Uddin.
Divisional Forest Officer of Cachar Sunnydeo Choudhary and Divisional Commissioner of Cachar Keerthi Jalli have been booked as well.
Assam Chief Minister Himanata Biswa Sarma reacting to this wrote, "will be very happy to join in any investigation. But why the case is not being handed over to a neutral agency, especially when the place of occurrence is well within the constitutional territory of Assam? Have already conveyed this to@ZoramthangaCM ji"
Meanwhile, Assam police have issued summons to six top Mizoram officials in connection to the Vairingte shoot out of July 26.
Summons have been issued against Kolasib's Deputy Commissioner Dr. H. Lalthlangliana, its SP Vanlalfaka Ralte, and Additional SP of Kolasib David JB.
Three other summons have been issued against Vairengte's SDO(Civil) C. Lalrempuia, Addl.SP of 1't lRBn Bruce Kibby, Vairengte's SDPO Thartea Hrangchal.
They have all been asked to appear before the investigating officer at Dholai Police station on August 2nd at 11 am related to case No. 236 of 2021 under sections 153A/ 447/336/379/ 333/ 3O7/ 3O2/ 427/ 147/ 148/149/120(B)/ 34 of Indian Penal Code along with Sections 25(1-A)/27 Arms Act with section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.