Firing has also taken place along the Assam-Mizoram border between the security forces of Assam and the citizens of Mizoram (Mizoram). In this violence, 6 policemen of Assam Police were killed. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma himself has given this information by tweeting. At the same time, at least 50 personnel, including the SP of Cachar, have been injured in the violence. At the same time, the Home Minister of Mizoram has also given his side on this whole matter. At least 50 personnel, including Cachar Superintendent of Police Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant, were injured in the firing and stone pelting, a senior Assam Police official, who was present in the forest amid continuous cross-border firing, said.
CM Himanta Biswa Sharma expressed grief by tweeting
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sharma tweeted, “I am deeply saddened to inform that six brave soldiers of Assam Police have laid down their lives on the Assam-Mizoram border protecting the constitutional boundary of our state. My condolences to the bereaved families.
During the conversation, the miscreants started firing
The senior police officer said that the miscreants suddenly started firing from across the border when civil officials from both the sides were holding talks to resolve the differences.
50 policemen estimated to be injured
Giving information, the officer said, “I cannot immediately say how many people have been injured, but my estimate is at least 50 personnel. Our SP was also injured in the firing and one bullet hit his leg.” The IPS officer spoke to PTI when he was hiding inside a forest.
‘200 Assam Police personnel forcibly crossed CRPF duty post’
Speaking on the tension at the Assam-Mizoram border, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchmalliana said that around 200 armed Assam Police personnel led by the IG of Assam Police came to the Vairengte auto-rickshaw stand today. They forcibly crossed the duty post of CRPF personnel posted there and damaged the duty post of Mizoram Police.
‘Assam Police lathicharged unarmed civilians, fired tear gas shells’
Mizoram Home Minister Lalchmalliana said residents of Vairengte town, on information about the arson, rushed to the site for questioning. Assam Police lathi-charged unarmed civilians and fired tear gas shells, injuring several civilians.
Mizoram Home Minister accuses Assam Police of firing during talks
Lalchmalliana said tear gas shells were fired at the Mizoram Police and then there was firing from the Assam side. Despite the SP interacting with the Assam Police inside the Kolasib District CRPF duty camp, the Mizoram Police retaliated by firing back at the Assam Police.
The issue should be resolved in an atmosphere of peace and understanding: Mizoram Home Minister
Mizoram Home Minister Lalchmalliana further said that the Mizoram government wants the inter-state border issue with Assam to be resolved in an atmosphere of peace and understanding.
Mizoram CM tagged PMO including Home Minister
At the same time, Mizoram CM Zoramthanga tweeted a video of the clash between the police and citizens, tagging Home Minister Amit Shah and requested him to take immediate action on this matter. The Prime Minister’s Office has also been tagged in this.
Controversy over encroachmentThe border dispute between the two states erupted after the Assam Police launched a drive to remove alleged encroachments on their land. On July 10, when the Assam government team went to the spot, it was attacked with an IED by unidentified persons.
[Attribution to NBT]