Opp AITC asks MDA Govt to file case against KAAC chief for trying to incite violence

Mukul Sangma: How will you ensure independent enquiry if police officers still in office

Shillong, Dec 1: Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday asked the state government to register a case against Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) for his irresponsible statement that Khasi-Pnar residents at Mukroh village are “illegal settlers”.

Sangma told reporters that the KAAC chief is trying to add fuel to fire in view of the tension arising out of the recent killing of six persons – five Khasi villagers and one Assam official – in a firing by Assam police at Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills district.

The former chief minister said that just as he had said that the whole unfortunate incident which resulted in the brutal killing of our innocent lives in Mukroh is precisely because of this attitude of the government authorities.

Therefore, people of both the state Assam and Meghalaya must know that this is nothing but an offshoot of the impunity with which both the government has been addressing the concerns of the people pertaining to alleged harassment, atrocities of innocent villagers, most vulnerable group of families who are residing in villages across Assam and Meghalaya borders.

“Now when we are trying to see restoration of order because of the effort of the people, you have another man who holds a constitutional position coming and adding fuel to fire,” he said.

Sangma demanded that the government of Meghalaya should immediately register a case against the KAAC chief for inciting violence.

“It is an incitement; it is instigation to people who are empowered with the so-called authority, that is what is emboldening their law enforcing agencies. So a case must be registered by the government of Meghalaya for inciting the kind of lawlessness, the kind of situation which can unfold because of the irresponsible statement which is intention and provoke,” he stated.

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