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Independent probe on Assam police firing
Shillong, May 24:
Published on 25 May. 2010 12:39 AM IST
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The Centre has agreed to institute an independent probe into the Langpih firing incident where four Khasi villagers were killed on May 14 in ‘indiscriminate’ firing by Assam police.
According to UNI, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, who met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday in New Delhi, said the Home Minister was also open to the idea of an independent probe by central agency into the Langpih incident.
Dr Sangma also sought the Centre’s intervention on the boundary dispute with Assam.
‘’The Home Minister has agreed to institute an independent probe into the Langpih firing incident,’’ Mr Sangma said after his arrival from New Delhi yesterday.
‘’During the meeting with Mr Chidambaram, I have also requested the Centre to initiate tripartite solution to the boundary issue and coordinate the meetings between Assam and Meghalaya on the border dispute,’’ Mr Sangma said, adding the chief ministerial level meeting will be convened shortly to discuss the Langpih incident and border issues.
An early settlement to the boundary problem related to Langpih is necessary for the benefit of both states, Mr Sangma said.
Earlier, in an emergency meeting, after the Langpih incident, the state Cabinet suggested to hand over the probe to the CBI as the inquiry instituted by any of the affected states, Meghalaya or Assam, will not be acceptable to the other.

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