Meghalaya seeks NIA and CBI investigation in Mukroh killing, Assam says it will hand over to the federal agency
Assam Police shooting that resulted in the deaths of six people from a national organisation like the National Investigation Agency (NIA) or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Following the terrible Mukroh shooting incident, which claimed six innocent lives, the Meghalayan government announced the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the direction of the Deputy Inspector General (Eastern Range) to look into the matter. The SIT would undertake the investigation and then turn it over to the central agency whenever it assumed control. A judicial panel would also be established in accordance with the Commissions of Enquiry Act, 1952, according to the Meghalaya Chief Minister's Office (CMO), to investigate all facets of the occurrence.
Soon after Meghalaya declared it will request an investigation into the Assam Police shooting that resulted in the deaths of six people from a national organisation like the National Investigation Agency (NIA) or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Assam made a similar declaration.
The Assam Government chose to turn the inquiry into the incident over to a central or impartial investigation body, according to a statement released late Tuesday. The statement added, "Following today's fire event in West Karbi Anglong District, the Government of Assam has already started a Judicial Inquiry under a retired High Court Judge to investigate the facts, circumstances, and the precise reasons for the incident.
Imdad Ali, the superintendent of police for West Karbi Anglong, was "transferred," along with Kajal Nath, the officer in charge of the Jirikinding police station, and Shikari Enghi, the forest protection officer for the Kheroni Forest Range, who had both been suspended. All Assam police and forest department officers who were involved in the incident were also transferred to their respective reserves.
Conrad Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, denounced the Assam Police action at Mukroh Village and declared that his government will take all necessary measures to guarantee those responsible would be held accountable. Soon after that the suspension and transfer orders came into force .
The Assam Government has also declared that it will give Rs 5 lakh to each of the six families of those killed in the shooting, including those from Meghalaya. The government of Meghalaya had already declared that the families of those killed will get ex-gratia payments of Rs. 5 lakh each.
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