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Assam Police withdraws FIR registered against Mizoram MP, accused of inciting violence on the border

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There has been another initiative to reduce tension between Assam and Mizoram. Assam Police has decided to withdraw the FIR registered against Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena. Let us tell you that the MP was accused of involvement in the violent clash between the two states on July 26. Six Assam Police personnel lost their lives in this incident.

Vanlalvena had said during a TV interview that “everyone will be killed” if Assam policemen enter Mizoram again. Based on his statement, a case was registered. A team of Assam Police had visited his residence in Delhi. He was directed to appear at Dholai police station in Cachar district of Assam to record his statement.

FIR withdrawn on the instructions of CM Sarma

This decision to withdraw the FIR has been taken after the instructions of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Let us tell you that on the appeal of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Chief Ministers of both the states discussed the border dispute. Mizoram also decided to drop the name of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from the AIR.

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In his tweet in the early hours of Monday, Sarma said, “I have seen the statements of Hon’ble Chief Minister Zoramthanga in the media in which he has expressed his desire to settle the border dispute amicably. Assam always wants to keep the spirit of North East alive. We are also committed to ensure peace on our borders.” He further said, “To take this goodwill forward, I have sent Assam Police to Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram K.K. Has directed to withdraw the FIR against Vanlalvena. However, the case against other accused police officers will be taken forward.

Case registered against Sarma in Mizoram will not even be investigated

Following the border clash, the Mizoram Police registered an FIR in Kolasib district against Sarma and six Assam officials under various charges related to attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. On Sunday, Kolasib Superintendent of Police Vanlalfaka Ralte said the police would not pursue the case against Sarma. “The case is not withdrawn but we are not going to investigate the case against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma for the sake of peaceful atmosphere,” Ralte said. The Assam Police has also issued summons to six officials of the Mizoram government, including the Deputy Commissioner of Kolasib district and the Superintendent of Police, on charges of murder, criminal trespass, etc.

The political standoff between Assam and Mizoram over violent protests along the disputed border came to an end on Sunday with the chief ministers of both the states agreeing to resolve the issue through talks. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga urged the people of his state to “avoid posting sensitive messages” on social media, as his Assam counterpart, Himanta Biswa Sarma had spoken of “keeping the spirit of the Northeast alive”.

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