Assam Police entered Meghalaya and resorted to unprovoked firing: CM

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Assam Police entered Meghalaya and resorted to unprovoked firing: CM

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has condemned the firing incident in West Jaintia Hills district in which six people were killed.
The incident took place in Mukroh village of Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district.

Of the six people who went missing, five were residents of Meghalaya and one was an Assam forest guard.

“Six people were killed in firing by Assam Police and Assam Forest Guards,” Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday.

Meghalaya Chief Minister said: “Meghalaya Government strongly condemns the incident where Assam Police and Assam Forest Guards entered Meghalaya and resorted to unprovoked firing.”

“The GoM will take all steps to ensure that justice is served and action is taken against those responsible for this inhumane act,” the Meghalaya chief minister added.

Konrad added that Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui reached the accident site to assess the situation.

The Meghalaya government has also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, “The cabinet will meet today to decide on the next course of action that the government will take regarding the incident.”

The Meghalaya chief minister appealed to the people of the state to “maintain peace and harmony”.

“The state government is taking all necessary steps to ensure that law and order is maintained,” Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said.

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