Mukroh Firing: Meghalaya CM Meets with Party Leaders

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Guwahati: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma called a meeting of local MLAs and party leaders on Monday to discuss the recent shooting incident at Mukroh village.

Political leaders were informed by Chief Minister Sangma on the state government’s response to the firing incident, including the steps already taken and those planned for the future.

Taking to twitter, CM Sangma wrote, “Held meeting with leaders of political parties and local MLAs to brief them regarding the actions that have been taken and the future course of action by the Govt regarding the firing incident at Mukroh where 5 individuals from Meghalaya & 1 from Assam lost their lives.”

Conrad Sangma further informed them that the Cabinet would meet on Tuesday to finalise the list of different Border Outposts (BOPs) that will be established in vulnerable locations and to make sure they have the necessary infrastructure and staff to operate.

On the other hand, CM Sangma also informed the political parties that those who attempted to vandalise the civil hospital would face legal repercussions.

Conrad Sangma tweeted, “Also intimated them that actions will be taken as per law against the individuals who tried to vandalise Civil Hospital. Such violent acts are unacceptable. Appealed to all political leaders to work together to ensure normalcy returns and no further violence occur in the State.”

It should be noted that, at least six people, including a forest guard of Assam, were killed in the firing incident along the inter-state border on November 22 after a truck transporting illegally-felled timber was intercepted by forest personnel of Assam.

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