At the police station of Mizoram on Friday, a student’s body of Assam, Mizo Zirlai Pawl, filed an FIR against Assam’s Chief Minister, Hemanta Biswa Sarma. The charges against him are grievous, section 307, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code i.e charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy respectively, being some of them.
Vairengte police station, H Lalchawimawia, filed the case against Sarma, and six other top officials of Assam namely, Assam police inspector general Anurag Aggarwal, deputy inspector general Devojyoti Mukherjee, Cachar deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli, Cachar superintendent of police (former) Vaibhav Chandrakant Nimbalkar, forest officer Sunnydeo Choudhury, the officer in charge of Dholai police station, Sahab Uddin. As many as 200 unidentified Assam Police personnel have been also booked under similar charges. Sarma, accompanied by other officials have been called to the Police Station on the 1st of August.
The FIR was registered after Assam escalated the territorial-ethnic dispute by asking its citizens to not travel to the neighbouring state, Mizoram. Condemning this decision of Assam, Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga tweeted, “Public notice to all. Northeast India will always be one,” and yet again sought for Central intervention.
On the other hand, after an all-party meeting held between MLAs of three Barak Valley of Assam, Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi were held at Silchar, Assam decided to move to the court against the SP of Mizoram’s Kolasib district. As decided in the meeting, the SP allegedly played a vital role in the clashes between the two states on Monday. MP K Vanlalvena, the sole Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram will also be a respondent to the petition for his “threatening statements” outside parliament.
“It has come to light that you have given a threatening statement in media targetting civil and police officials in connection with the incident which is a subject matter of investigation. Therefore, there are reasonable grounds to question you to ascertain facts and circumstances from you,” the Assam Police notice read.