Amid the violent clashes with villagers from Meghalaya, the Assam Cabinet on Wednesday decided to hand over the investigation to CBI. The judicial probe will be completed within 60 days. 

Criticizing the Assam Police over handling of the Assam-Meghalaya border violence that led to the killing of six people, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said it used force in an "unprovoked, uncontrolled & arbitrary" manner.

    

Assam-Meghalaya border violence: CBI to take over probe; judicial inquiry to be completed in 60 days

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Amid the violent clashes with villagers from Meghalaya, the Assam Cabinet on Wednesday decided to hand over the investigation to CBI. The judicial probe will be completed within 60 days. 

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The Cabinet also asked the state police force to use restraint while dealing with issues or disturbances involving civilians.

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Six people, including a forest guard, were killed in violence at a disputed location in West Karbi Anglong district along the Assam-Meghalaya border in the early hours of Tuesday after a truck allegedly laden with illegally felled timber was intercepted by forest personnel.

Assam and Meghalaya have a long-standing dispute in 12 areas along the 884.9-km-long inter-state border, and the location where the violence took place is one of those.