He mentioned solely talks can remedy the border dispute between the 2 states and any conflict on account of it are ”unacceptable” to the folks of each Assam and Mizoram.
“If I’m served a summon, I’ll go on a padyatra from Silchar to Vairengte and be a part of the probe. In the event that they (Mizram Police) arrests me and that brings the scenario to regular, I’m prepared for that. I can’t search bail from Gauhati Excessive Courtroom,” he instructed reporters.
In regards to the state’s stand on defending six Assam officers whose names too appeared within the FIR by Mizoram police after the border conflict at Lailapur in Cachar district, he mentioned “I’ve to guard my officers. I can’t permit them to be investigated by Mizoram Police for an incident which occured in Assam. We won’t settle for the summons issued to them,” Sarma mentioned.
The Mizoram police had lodged the FIR in opposition to Sarma and the Assam officers underneath varied fees, together with these associated to try to homicide and prison conspiracy, at Vairengte police station on the night time of July 26 after the gunfight between the police of the 2 states.
The conflict had claimed the lives of seven individuals, together with six Assam Police personnel and left over 50 others, the Cachar superintendent of police amongst them, injured.
Sarma mentioned “Our most important focus is on preserving the spirit of North-East alive. What occurred alongside the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the folks of each states.
“Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM had promised to name me publish his quarantine. Border disputes can solely be resolved by means of dialogue,” he mentioned in a tweet.
The Assam chief minister additionally mentioned that the state authorities is making ready to file a case to file within the Supreme Courtroom in opposition to Mizoram.
“Our advocates are making ready it and it’s nearing completion. We are going to transfer the Supreme Courtroom in order that the boundary dispute will be amicably settled. If the SC says we’re mistaken, we are going to settle for that,” he added.
The Assam Police had additionally issued summons to 6 officers of Mizoram authorities, together with the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Kolasib district, on July 28 and ordered them to seem at Dholai police station on Monday.
On the probe being carried out by each the states, Sarma mentioned: “An investigation is required as valuable lives had been misplaced. So why ought to the Assam Police or Mizoram Police probe it. Let CBI or NIA examine the matter neutrally.”
In the meantime, Mizoram authorities has mentioned that it is able to withdraw the FIR in opposition to Sarma. Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuango mentioned Chief Minister Zoramthanga didn’t approve the inclusion of Sarma’s identify within the FIR.
“In actual fact, our chief minister steered to me that we must always look into it,” he instructed reporters. Chuango mentioned, “I’ll maintain dialogue with the police officer who filed the FIR, and if there isn’t a authorized match, we want to take away the identify of the Assam chief minister from the FIR”.
He mentioned that he was unaware of the event when the prison case was filed in opposition to Sarma.
The chief secretary, nevertheless, didn’t point out whether or not the instances filed in opposition to six Assam officers, together with 4 senior Assam Law enforcement officials, and 200 unidentified police personnel can be withdrawn.
The FIR was registered by Vairengte police station officer-in-charge Lalchawimawia on July 26.
The six Assam officers had been requested to seem earlier than the investigating officer on the Vairengte police station on Sunday.
Assam Police summoned Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP Ok Vanlalvena and 6 others officers, together with Kolasib deputy commissioner H Lalthlangliana and superintendent of police Vanlalfaka Ralte for interrogation on Sunday, Mizoram official mentioned.
Earlier within the day, Union House Minister Amit Shah spoke to Sarma and Zoramthanga over telephone.
“As per telephonic dialogue with Union House Minister and Assam Chief Minister, we agreed to resolve the Mizoram-Assam border subject amicably by means of significant dialogue,” Zoramthanga tweeted.
He urged the folks of Mizoram to chorus from posting “delicate messages and make considered use of social media platform,
Stress was palpable on the Assam-Mizoram border on Sunday as autos, together with vehicles carrying important provides didn’t ply for the sixth day. The scenario at Lailapur border in Assam, the place the conflict befell, was, nevertheless, calm with numerous CRPF troops patrolling NH-306 which runs by means of the inter-state border, officers mentioned.
Vehicular motion in
got here to a halt regardless that there isn’t a bar in travelling from one state to the opposite, they mentioned.
Dozens of vehicles with important provides, together with COVID-19 supplies, are ready on the Kabuganj-Dholai stretch in Cachar district.
“The organised blockade on roads resulting in Mizoram has been lifted and no group is now on the streets to cease vehicles or different autos. However aggrieved civilians are actually stopping autos. Additionally, vehicles and different industrial autos will not be taking any threat they usually themselves will not be attempting to maneuver,” an official mentioned.
Automobiles from the Mizoram aspect are additionally not getting into Assam and solely official and safety autos are plying on the street, he mentioned.