Shillong: Meghalaya’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Firoz Rahman, who was severely injured in a mob assault on the state’s border with Assam, alleged in the present day that Assam Police didn’t assist him when he was assaulted and this may occasionally have been the results of instigation by a few of its personnel.
Mr Rahman, posted within the Ri-Bhoi district, was despatched by the district administration on Wednesday to supervise the scenario at Umlaper, a day after native individuals had gheraoed a camp arrange by the Assam Police.
“Appearing on info that some bother is brewing within the space, I and my group instantly left for that place. On reaching the disputed space, they (the mob) allowed us to enter however whereas coming again they blocked the highway,” he advised PTI.
He mentioned he anticipated the Assam Police to offer cowl however they didn’t reply to the requires assist.
“They (Assam Police) had been there however they didn’t reply to our requires assist. Native boys began assaulting us. The Nepalis and Karbi individuals got here and began attacking me and my driver,” he mentioned.
At current, the police officer is recuperating at a personal hospital in Shillong.
On Tuesday, a group of the Ri-Bhoi Police and a contingent from Assam reached Umlaper after offended residents, principally Khasis, dismantled a police camp arrange within the space when two boys had been overwhelmed up the evening earlier than.
Mr Rahman and his group had been despatched to the world once more on Wednesday following studies of recent bother. It was at the moment that they had been attacked.
“They began assaulting us and my driver was thrown into the close by paddy discipline. I someway managed to run away. If I hadn’t run away, they’d’ve killed me!” he mentioned.
“There was no provocation from our aspect. The truth is, the identical individuals talked properly to us on Tuesday. However on Wednesday, they assaulted us. I believe some Assam Police personnel might have provoked the gang, since they did not come once we sought their assist,” he mentioned.
Mr Rahman additionally identified that the Assam Police personnel had been in full gear in the course of the mob assault.
“What was the intention (of the Assam Police) of carrying bulletproof jackets in the event that they weren’t apprehending some bother?” he mentioned.
“We tried to flee from the world however they (the mob) blocked our car with another car. They hit me with a stone, and I received five-six stitches. My driver was additionally badly injured,” the police officer mentioned.
Assam and Meghalaya have at the least 12 border flashpoints, together with Umlaper.
Chief Minister Conrad Okay Sangma and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma have collectively agreed to resolve the long-pending border problem between the 2 states, having met twice this yr.
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