Shillong, March 21: The state government is not able to take a decision on shifting the forest check gate maintained by Assam in Mukroh as a judicial inquiry into the matter is pending.
In reply to a supplementary question by the local MLA Nujorki Sungoh ( UDP), Chief Minister Conrad Sangma told the Assembly on Tuesday that the government will have to wait for the outcome of the judicial inquiry instituted by the state government following the firing incident.
Sungoh also wanted to know when the Mukroh border outpost will start functional .
To this, the chief minister replied that a temporary location has been identified.
Raising a supplementary question, Adelbert Nongrum ( VPP) wanted to know whether Mukroh is in Assam or Meghalaya after the Assam Chief Minister recently stated that Mukroh is in Assam.
Reiterating that Mukroh is in Meghalaya, the chief minister said that as per census code, MGNREGS implementation, existence of fair price shops, government LP school and government health sub- centre, Mukroh is very much in Assam.
Moreover, Mukroh has Meghalaya polling stations.
To another supplementary question by Nongrum, Conrad said a case was registered under Nartiang police station following the killing of five Meghalaya residents in Mukroh.
Conrad said as the judicial inquiry is in progress, details of the case cannot be revealed as it is a matter of sub-judice.
Earlier, in reply to a question by Ardent Basaiawmoit (VPP), Conrad said the government is committed to ensuring the safety and security of residents of both inter-state and international borders.
Conrad said standard operating procedures is in place so that meetings between the police officials of disputed areas can be carried out regularly.