Assam to move SC over border dispute with Mizoram, says CM
Speaking about Mizoram Police registering an FIR against him, Sarma said if filing an FIR resolves the issue, he will appear before the police
Amid border tensions with neighbouring Mizoram, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that his government will move the Supreme Court to resolve the conflict.
Speaking about Mizoram Police registering an FIR against him, Sarma said if filing an FIR resolves the issue, he will appear before the police.
"I'm happy if filing an FIR against me resolves the issue, I'll go and appear before any police station. But I will not allow our officers to be investigated," Sarma told reporters.
Sarma, who has been charged with criminal conspiracy and attempt to murder in an FIR by Mizoram Police, also spoke of keeping alive the spirit of the North-East in a Twitter post and revealed that Mizoram CM Zoramthanga has promised to call him for a discussion on the border dispute.
"Our main focus is on keeping the spirit of North-East alive. What happened along Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to people of both states. Mizoram CM had promised to call me post his quarantine. Border disputes can only be resolved through discussion," Sarma posted on Twitter.
The Mizoram Police booked Sarma, four senior Assam Police officers and two officials on different charges, including 'attempt to murder', 'criminal conspiracy' and 'assault'.
Meanwhile, Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuango on Sunday said the state government is ready to withdraw the FIR filed against Assam CM Sarma and asserted that CM Zoramthanga did not approve the inclusion of Sarma's name in the FIR.
At least seven people from Assam, including six police personnel, were killed in the violence amid the border dispute between the two North-Eastern states.