The single-bench inquiry commission headed by Justice (retd) Rumi Kumari Phukan which is probing the circumstances that led to the Mukroh firing incident has closed its hearing for Meghalaya side as none of the witnesses either from Mukroh or the State government came to give evidence or statement before the panel.
The commission yesterday held its sitting at the conference hall of Assam House here for hearing on the matter of Mukroh incident from the Meghalaya side.
The commission has informed about the hearing in a local English newspaper on August 4 and requested interested and willing persons having knowledge of the incident to give evidence before the commission.
The Meghalaya government was also notified and requested to produce all the relevant witnesses and documents before the commission, as a last instance.
Further the Deputy Commissioner, West Jaintia Hills was also directed to serve notice upon the relevant witnesses to appear before the commission at the hearing.
But there was no response from the government side and none appeared to record their statement.
Expressing concern over the lack of response from the witnesses from Mukroh and from the Meghalaya government on the matter, the commission today informed that it has closed the hearing from Meghalaya side and returned back to Guwahati.
A firing incident on November 22, 2022 by the Assam police in Mukroh village killed six people, including an Assam forest guard, and injured two others.
The dead include Thal Shadap (45), Sik Talang (55), Chirup Sumer (40), Tal Nartiang (40), and Nikhasi Dhar (65). All of them are residents of Mukroh. The Assam forest guard who was also killed in the incident was identified as Bidyasing Lekhte.
The injured were Cheini Nartiang (48) and Elias Samaiang (36).