Will demand for an investigation through NIA or CBI on Mukroh incident: Conrad  

Shillong, Nov 22: Meghalaya Cabinet met today to discuss in detail the incident that happened this morning in Mukroh, West Jaiñtia Hills District and a report was presented by officials.

Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui visited the incident spot and shared his report from ground zero.

The Cabinet meeting held today has take decision that on the 24th of this month a Cabinet Delegation will meet the Hon’ble Union Home Minister to officially apprise him about the firing incident in Mukroh and demand for an investigation to be made through a Central Agency either NIA or CBI

As a sign of respect to those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident today, all Government official programs will be suspended till the 30th of November 2022. To show solidarity with the people who have lost their lives and the families affected, all Festivals in any part of the Meghalaya will be cancelled.

In our visit to Delhi we will meet the National Human Rights Commission and we will submit our report to the NHRC as well. An SIT will be constituted to investigate into the case as the FIR is lodged and the DIG of the  Eastern Range will be heading it.

While we appeal to Government of India for a Central Agency to take over the investigation, the SIT will start conducting the investigation. When the appeal is approved by Government of India, the investigation will be handed to them.

A Judicial Commission under the Commissions of Enquiry Act 1952 will be constituted to look into all the aspects of the incident.On November 23, the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and a few Cabinet Ministers will travel to Mukroh village to visit the bereaved families and handover the ex gratia to the families.

“The OC of Zirikinding Police Station who was involved in the incident has been suspended, the Forest Range Protection Officer in charge of the area and who was a part of the incident has been suspended, the SP of West Karbi Anglong has been transferred.

The Govt. of Assam will be taking necessary steps to investigate into the matter in consultation with the Government of Meghalaya,” the Chief Minister said during the Press Conference quoting Assam Chief Minister, with whom Meghalaya Chief Minister had telephonic conversation.

The Assam Government has also assured that whatever demands Government of Meghalaya puts forward to Government of India, Government of Assam will cooperate to ensure justice is served and those who are guilty are punished,” the Chief Minister further informed.






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