Assam-Meghalaya Border Conflict: UDP Calls NIA Probe Over Firing Incident At Mukroh Village

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The President of the United Democratic Party (UDP) – Metbah Lyngdoh, called for the state administration to hand over the firing incident case at Mukroh in West Jaintia Hills to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Addressing a gathering on November 22 at the UDP office, Lyngdoh informed that the party aims to formally introduce its candidates for the upcoming elections in 2023, which has been postponed.

He claimed that the unfortunate incident occurred at Mukroh, where one of our UDP members served as the constituency representative.

Lyngdoh mentioned that he also called the Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, who visited the scene to learn about the matter.

The Chief Minister – Conrad Sangma visited the bereaved families to offer his condolences toward the 5 individuals who lost their lives in the recent firing incident in Mukroh, West Jaiñtia Hills District.

It is worth noting that the Meghalaya Government has decided to cancel all forthcoming events, after the tense situation along the Assam-Meghalaya border clash at Mukroh.

Atleast six people were killed and several were injured in the alleged firing incident by Assam police in Mukroh, Laskein Block, Jaintia Hills district on November 22.

According to an official statement issued by the Meghalaya Chief Minister – Conrad Sangma, the list of festivals which have been called-off include the long-awaited ‘Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival’.

Internet services have been suspended in 7 districts, including – West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, Eastern West Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.

Sangma also announced an ex gratia compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs each to the next-of-kin of the deceased individuals.

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