Mamata Banerjee meets families of Mukroh firing victims, hands over Rs 5 lakh each

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on December 13 met family members of the victims of Mukroh firing incident in Meghalaya and promised not to rest until justice is served.

Five tribal Pnar villagers were killed in Assam Police firing on November 22 at Mukroh village in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia hills district.

“Don’t worry; we are with the people of Mukroh. We will fight tooth and nail to ensure that the family members get justice for the barbaric incident,” the Banerjee said.

The TMC chief also extended an ex-gratia support of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the victims.

“Today, I met the families of the victims of the tragic Mukroh firing. It was my duty to stand by them in their time of grief. As a small act of assistance, I handed over ex gratia cheques of Rs 5 lakh to their kin. May God give them strength to tide over these tough times,” Mamata Banerjee later tweeted.

She also instructed her party members to stand by the families and fight for the due delivery of justice.

Former Meghalaya chief minister and leader of opposition Mukul Sangma, former assembly speaker Charles Pyngrope and TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee were present while the TMC supremo interacted with the victims of Mukroh firing incident.

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