Shillong: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesdy condemned the incident of firing at Mukroh in West Jaintia hills district, killing six persons, including a forest guard.
“The Meghalaya government strongly condemns the incident where the Assam Police and Assam forest guards entered Meghalaya and resorted to unprovoked firing,” Sangma said.
The chief minister said the government of Meghalaya will take immediate steps to ensure that action is taken against those responsible for the unprovoked killings.
Among the six decreased persons, five were Meghalaya residents and one was an Assam forest guard.
Meghalaya home minister Lahkmen Rymbui has rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation, the CM said, adding that an emergency cabinet meeting has been convened on Tuesday evening to decide on the steps to be taken on the incident of killings at Mukroh.
The Meghalaya government has already announce an ex gratia compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin the deceased individuals.