Voicing his anguish over the violence at a disputed Assam-Meghalaya border location that killed six individuals on Tuesday, Trinamool Congress nationwide common secretary Abhishek Banerjee stated the incident confirmed the “ineptitude” of the Meghalaya authorities.
Six individuals, together with a forest guard, have been killed within the violence within the early hours after a truck allegedly laden with illegally felled timber was intercepted by forest guards from Assam.
Expressing shock over the incident, Banerjee tweeted, “I’m shocked and deeply saddened by the extraordinarily unlucky firing incident at Mukroh, Meghalaya which took away lives of 5 harmless civilians and a forest guard from Assam.”
“For a way lengthy will CM @SangmaConrad permit @himantabiswa to take Meghalaya as a right? For a way lengthy ought to Meghalayans stay in concern and insecurity. For a way lengthy will this injustice go on,” Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, stated.
“As we speak’s incident exposes the ineptitude of the MDA (Meghalaya Democratic Alliance) Govt, failing its personal individuals,” he stated within the microblogging web site in a dig on the Conrad Sangma authorities in Meghalaya.
Senior TMC chief and former chief minister Mukul Sangma visited the survivors of the Mukroh firing incident on the Jowai Civil Hospital and the kin of the deceased, assuring them of his full help, the get together stated in one other tweet.
In a tweet tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union House Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, whose get together is an ally of the BJP, complained that the Assam police and forest guards “entered Meghalaya and resorted to unprovoked firing”.
Assam Police officers, nevertheless, asserted that the truck was intercepted in West Karbi Anglong district of the state by a forest division staff and a mob from the Meghalaya facet had later attacked the forest guards and policemen from the state, which led to firing by the Assam facet to regulate the state of affairs.
5 of the six killed within the violence have been Meghalaya residents and one is an Assam Forest guard, Conrad Sangma stated.
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