CBI will probe Assam-Meghalaya border firing, Amit Shah assures Meghalaya CM

The Meghalaya Chief Minister requested a CBI enquiry during his meeting with the Home Minister on Thursday

November 24, 2022 02:37 pm | Updated November 25, 2022 02:33 am IST - NEW DELHI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah. File.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah. File. | Photo Credit: PTI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe the November 22 incident where six persons were killed on the Assam- Meghalaya border.

Mr. Sangma met the Home Minister in Delhi on Thursday.

In a tweet on the day of the incident, Mr. Sangma had said that the Assam police and Assam forest guards entered Meghalaya and resorted to unprovoked firing. Five villagers from Meghalaya were among those killed.

A statement by the Assam government had said that the incident reportedly took place when the forest party attempted to stop a truck illegally smuggling timber.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) tweeted on Thursday that Mr. Sangma met Mr. Shah and “requested CBI enquiry into unfortunate incident on Assam-Meghalaya border.”

“Govt of Assam has also requested CBI enquiry into the matter. HM @AmitShah has assured that GOI will conduct CBI enquiry,” MHA tweeted.

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