Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has assured to issue immediate instruction to the Assam police to ensure the situation along the inter-state border in West Khasi Hills District does not aggravate.
Sangma informed that he has asked the police to investigate the incidents at Mallang Salbari and that he has also taken up the matter with his counterpart in Assam and asked that necessary action should be taken so that these kinds of incidents should not be allowed to happen in the future.
“Last evening itself I had a discussion with the Assam Chief Minister and he has assured me that necessary instructions will be given to the SP and the police of the district to ensure this kind of situation does not happen again,” he told reporters.
The chief minister has asserted the need for both the states to handle the issue with care.
“We need to show restraint. He (Sarma) was also concerned about this issue and he has assured me that he will get the necessary action done that this kind of incident should not happen in the future and the police will be asked to maintain restraint especially keeping in mind that discussion on the border issue is still on. Therefore, to avoid any kind of confusion or any aggravation in the situation, such kinds of acts should be avoided,” he stated.