Assam police charge batons in West Khasi Hills, Sangma orders probe


Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Konrad K. Sangma has asked police to investigate the Malang-Salbari incident after a video of Assam police charging residents of Malang Hahapra village in the western Khasi hill district of Meghalaya went viral. ۔

Sangma said he had also discussed the issue with his Assam counterpart Hemanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday.
Speaking on the attack on Malang-Salbari villagers, Sangma said, “We have asked our police to investigate the matter. Last evening, I spoke to the Chief Minister of Assam, and he assured me. He also assured me that necessary instructions would be given to the district SP and police to ensure that such incidents do not happen in future.
The Chief Minister, in view of the ongoing border talks with Assam, stressed the need to deal with such incidents with utmost caution and restraint. “We need to make sure that whatever the situation is, we need to deal with it carefully, and we need to show restraint,” Sangma added.

Sangma said he had asked Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to take necessary action on the matter.
Sangma rejected any review of the MoU on six of the 12 disputed sectors on the border with Assam. “I have repeatedly said that there will be no review after the agreement. We are moving forward with this agreement, “Sangma said.” The confusion is because 13 villages were part of Assam or Meghalaya, and their names were not on the list for discussion because they have no dispute. ” Was

Regarding the talks on the second phase of the border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya, the Chief Minister said that he was in touch with the Chief Minister of Assam.

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