Assam officials cite safety issue; next hearing on Mukroh to be held in Guwahati

Shillong, June 19: The Assam police officials and forest personnel are afraid to come to Shillong to attend the hearing related to Mukroh incident.

Hence, the counsel for Assam pleaded for their examination and cross-examination in Guwahati.


After hearing the counsels of Meghalaya and Assam governments besides the counsel of Mukroh villagers, the chairperson of Mukroh Commission, Justice (retd) T Vaiphei has fixed June 15 and 16 for the examination and the cross-examination.

During the hearing on Thursday, the additional advocate general of Assam, PN Goswami apprised the commission about the safety issue due to the sensitive nature of the firing incident in Mukroh.

After hearing all the parties, the commission agreed to hear the matter in Guwahati.

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