5 Police Personnel died and several were injured in Assam-Mizoram Border clash; Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma pays Tribute

Amid violence broke out between Assam-Mizoram border on Monday evening. Five police personnel of Assam were killed in the incident, while over 60 cops including an SP were injured in the violence and have been admitted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).

There were reports of firing, stone pelting from the border areas, and attacks on government vehicles. The clash broke out after eight farmers ‘ huts were set ablaze by unidentified miscreants, according to senior police.

The clash between the two states took place just after the two-day visit of Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah to Meghalaya and Assam. However, the Union Minister has asked the two states to ensure a peaceful resolution of the dispute.

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sharma tweeted “I am deeply pained to inform that six brave jawans of @assam police have sacrificed their lives while defending constitutional boundary of our state at the Assam- Mizoram border.

My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families”.

However, earlier it was claimed that six cops were killed in the violence but later before midnight, the Assam government statement revised the figure and said five police personnel were killed in the incident.

Chief Minister of Assam Shri Himanta Biswa Sharma has reached Silchar to meet the injured police personnel at the hospital and later he is scheduled to meet the border area as well. Chief Minister of Assam Shri Himanta Biswa Sharma today laid wreaths to pay tributes to the slain cops who lost their lives while defending the ‘constitutional boundary’ of the state with Mizoram.

Both the states have been engaged in disputes over alleged encroachments in each other’s land. Mizoram Deputy Inspector – General of Police ( Northern Range), Lailbiakthanga Khiangte, told PTI that at least eight unoccupied farm huts near Aitlang stream were torched around 11.30 pm on Sunday. He stated that these huts belonged to the farmers from Vairengte, the nearest border village from Assam.

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