CM Sarma directs Assam Police to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said he had directed state police to withdraw the FIR against Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena. 

The development comes hours after the Mizoram government announced that it was ready to withdraw the FIR against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam CM has directed the Assam Police to withdraw the FIR filed against Mizoram MP, K Vanlalvena.

Taking to his Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “To take this goodwill gesture ahead, I have directed @assampolice to withdraw FIR against K. Vanlalvena , Honble MP, Rajya Sabha from Mizoram. However, cases against other accused police officers will be pursued.”

“I have noted statements in media by Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM wherein he has expressed his desire to settle the border dispute amicably. Assam always wants to keep the spirit of North East alive. We are also committed to ensuring peace along our borders,” added CM Sarma. 

On Sunday, Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuango said the Mizoram government is ready to withdraw the FIR filed against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma if there is no any legal validity.

Earlier, the Assam Police served a notice to sitting Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram – K Vanlalvena to record statement at the Dholai Police Station on August 1.

The Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram was summoned for questioning in regards to a statement he made saying “They are lucky that we have not killed them all. Next time they (Assam Police) come, we shall kill them all”.

The Mizoram MP made this statement on Tuesday, just a day after six Assam Police personnel and a civilian lost their lives after Mizoram Police opened fire during a clash.

An Assam police team on Friday pasted the summon notice at the walls of his official residence and also the Mizoram Bhawan in the national capital.

The notice had to be pasted on the walls after the Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP went ‘underground’ after making the statement on Tuesday.