After Mizoram CM Zoramthanga on Monday said that he has asked cops in the state to withdraw FIR against Assam officials, his Assam counter Himanta Biswa Sarma said he would reciprocate the gesture by asking Assam Police to withdraw cases against the Kolasib DC and Vairengte SDPO.
“I learn that Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM has asked @mizorampolice to withdraw FIR dt 26.7.21 against our officers. I heartily reciprocate this positive gesture and ask @assampolice to withdraw cases against DC Kolasib and SDPO Virengte,” Sarma tweeted.
Zoramthanga had earlier directed Mizoram Police to withdraw FIRs dated July 26, filed at Vairengte in Kolasib district, against all the accused persons, including six Assam officers and 200 police personnel, in connection with the Assam-Mizoram border clash. He tweeted, “In order to build a conducive atmosphere for amicable solution to the #MizoramAssamBorder dispute & to reduce the plight of suffering citizens,I have directed @mizorampolice to withdraw FIR dt. 26.07.2021 filed at Vairengte,Kolasib District,Mizoram against all the accused persons.”
This comes after the two states sought to dial down the tensions between their people and security personnel. While the Mizoram government had earlier said it would withdraw the FIR filed against Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam CM tweeted on Monday that he has directed the Police to withdraw the FIR against K Vanlalvena, the Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram who had allegedly made “threatening statements” about the border violence issue.
These developments come after Union Home Minister Amit Shah had a telephonic discussion with Sarma and Mizoram CM Zoramthanga towards a peaceful resolution of the border differences. After the talks, Zoramthanga said in a tweet: “…in order to prevent any possible escalation of the situation, I request the people of Mizoram to avoid posting sensitive messages and make judicious use of their social media platform.”