Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday said process has to be followed for implementing the decision taken by Assam and Meghalaya to handover investigation into the Mukroh firing incident.
Speaking to reporters, Sangma said the process requires both the states to sign the minutes of the chief minister-level border talks held on September 30.
“Hence, that process also requires time because words, even one comma can change the meaning of the minutes and hence it has to be done very much in detail. That process has been done now. Both the chief ministers have signed the minutes of the meeting,” he said.
“Now the official process of communicating (decision to handover the investigation to CBI) to the necessary different commissions and the Government of India will be taken up,” he said.
The chief minister said the meeting had also decided to withdraw forces from different areas.
“There are also other aspects where we will see the withdrawal of forces (by the) state governments in different areas at a substantial level I should say I don’t want to go into details especially in sensitive locations, which again we will see the tension will go down substantially,” he added.
Further, Sangma informed that he is also in touch with the Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for deciding on the joint visit to the Block I, Khanduli-Psiar area. According to him, the delay was due to some elections.
“When the elections are over, we expect that we should be visiting Khanduli-Psiar and Block I in one particular location but we are yet to decide on the location,” he said.