SHILLONG: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be tasked with investigating the Mukroh firing incident, according to Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma's announcement on Thursday.
"These are decisions that must be carried out in their entirety. Both states must sign the meeting minutes in accordance with the procedure, which must be followed. The minutes become official only after they are signed by the chief ministers. The procedure takes some time. The meaning of a minute can be altered by just one comma,” Conrad Sangma informed reporters.
Additionally, he stated that after signing the meeting minutes with his Assamese counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma, the formal procedure of forwarding them to the relevant commissions and the central government will be initiated. Sangma also stated, "We will see the withdrawal of forces from different states in different areas at a substantial level," adding that both states had mentioned other items in the minutes.
He claimed that in this way, tensions in delicate areas will significantly decrease and it was decided to dissolve the judicial commission that had been established to look into the Mukroh firing incident and replace it with an independent investigation by the CBI during the CM-level negotiations between Assam and Meghalaya over the interstate boundary issues. To retain investigational objectivity, the CBI will register the case somewhere other than Guwahati or Shillong.
Due to ongoing elections, the CMs had to postpone their visit and they ought to be visiting after the elections although the precise location was not decided. He mentioned that some regional committees have already begun to finalize their reports, which are due soon.
Six people were killed in the incident that happened at the border village - five from Meghalaya and one forest guard from Assam. The shooting incident that occurred on November 22 last year, leading to a disruption in communications between the two states for two days.