Assam CM directs police to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP Vanlalvena

Amid the ongoing tension along Assam-Mizoram border, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma directed the state police to withdraw FIR against Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena as a ‘goodwill gesture’.

“However, cases against other accused police officers will be pursued,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The Assam chief minister tweeted: “To take this goodwill gesture ahead, I have directed @assampolice to withdraw FIR against K Vanlalvena, Hon’ble MP, Rajya Sabha from Mizoram. However, cases against other accused police officers will be pursued.”

The development comes hours after the Mizoram government said it would relook at the FIR registered against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with six officials.

Mizoram police had registered case against the Assam chief minister and six other officials including four senior Assam police officers on charges of attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy over July 26 violent incident that took place in disputed areas in between Assam’s Lailapur and Mizoram’s Vairengte.

Earlier, Assam police had registered a case at Dholai police station in Cachar district on July 27 under various sections of IPC, Arms Act and Section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public property Act 1984 about killing of Assam Police personnel on July 26.

Assam police had summoned Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena and six others officials including Kolasib district deputy commissioner and superintendent of police.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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