Guwahati (Assam) , Nov 22 : The Assam government on Tuesday said it will hand over the investigation into the violence that left six people dead in Mukroh village along disputed Assam- Meghalaya border to a central or neutral agency.
It has also ordered action against the police and forest officials allegedly involved in the incident, including the transfer of the Karbi Anglong superintendent of police, according to an official release.
The OC of the police station and a Forest official has also been suspended .
The Assam government also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the six deceased.
Earlier ,Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma appealed 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 also be constituted to look into all the aspects of the incident.
Six people – one forest home guard of Assam and five civilians of Meghalaya – were killed and two seriously injured in violence at the disputed Mukroh area on Tuesday morning . ( With Agency inputs )