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Assam CM Directs Police To Withdraw FIR Against Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena

The MP was booked by the Assam Police in connection with the border violence

Mumbai: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said he has directed state police to withdraw the FIR filed against Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena as a “goodwill gesture” amid the border dispute between the two states.

However, he further said that cases against the other police officers will be pursued.

“I have noted statements in media by Honble Mizoram CM Zoramthanga wherein he has expressed his desire to settle the border dispute amicably. Assam always wants to keep the spirit of North East alive. We are also committed to ensuring peace along our borders,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet.

“To take this goodwill gesture ahead, I have directed Assam Police to withdraw FIR against K Vanlalvena, Hon’ble MP, Rajya Sabha from Mizoram. However, cases against other accused police officers will be pursued,” he added.

The MP was booked by the Assam Police in connection with the border violence. Earlier on Sunday, Sarma said that the main focus is to keep the spirit of the North-East alive.

“What happened along Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to people of both states. Mizoram Chief Minister had promised to call me to post his quarantine. Border disputes can only be resolved through discussion,” tweeted Assam Chief Minister on Sunday which was then retweeted by his Mizoram counterpart.

The border dispute between the two states reached its peak and six Assam police personnel and a civilian were killed in a fierce encounter between the armies of the two states. At least 50 people were injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, with efforts continuing to defuse border tensions between Assam and Mizoram, the row and the violence earlier this week are likely to be raised in the Parliament by BJP MPs from Assam on Monday.

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