Meghalaya Administration to Return Body of Forest Guard

The forest guard, identified as Vidyasingh Lekthe, was killed during the clash between Assam Police and Forest guards and the Meghalaya civilians.
Preparation to Receive Body of Vidyasingh Lekthe
Preparation to Receive Body of Vidyasingh Lekthe

The Meghalaya administration will return the body of forest guard who was killed in Assam-Meghalaya border firing incident in Mukhrow. This was informed by the administration on Wednesday.

The forest guard, identified as Vidyasingh Lekthe, was killed during the clash between Assam Police and Forest guards and the Meghalaya civilians.

The body of Vidyasingh will be handed over to West Karbi Anglong police in Khanduli.

Meanwhile, The Karbi Parishad's position on the disputed land is clear.

The council rejected the claim that the land belonged to Meghalaya.

Moreover, Assam cabinet has expressed regret over the Assam-Meghalaya issue.

The CBI will investigate the incident and Assam Police have been directed to prepare SOP.

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A committee of inquiry headed by Justice Rumi Phukan was also formed and the committee wil will submit its report within 60 days.

It may be noted that in the morning of 22 November, an incident of firing took place between Assam Forest Officials and unknown miscreants at Mukhrow under Jirikinding PS under West Karbi Anglong District. The incident reportedly took place when the Forest Party attempted to stop a truck smuggling out illegal timber. When the truck was stopped by the forest party personnel, they were gheraoed by unknown miscreants who resorted to violence. In order to save their lives, the forest party resorted to firing. In the incident, three civilians and one forest guard died.

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