HP NEWS SERVICE
Nongpoh, Jul 1: The District Magistrate of Kamrup District, Assam today obstructed the burial of a resident of Maikhuli village in Ri-Bhoi district while claiming that the graveyard is in an area under dispute between Meghalaya and Assam.
Countering this claim, the resident of the village said that Maikhuli falls under Meghalaya.
On receiving information about this incident, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Ri-Bhoi, Bantei Kharshandi and Additional Superintendent of Police, A Syiem rushed to Maikhuli today to sort out the issue.
“The matter was finally solved amicably after the police and magistrate of Ri-Bhoi district discussed the matter with the officials from Kamrup district represented by a magistrate and high ranking police officers,” the Superintendent of Police of Ri-Bhoi district, Nazarious Lamare informed today.
He also said that when an order of the Gauhati High Court was produced by the officials from Meghalaya, the officials from Assam accepted that the status quo should be maintained which includes permission for burials to be permitted in the graveyard which falls under the land which is under dispute between Meghalaya and Assam.
He also said that as soon as this court order was produced, the officials from Assam conceded and left the area.
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