Six Assam cops killed in border violence with Mizoram

Zoram News

Aizawl, 26 July 2021 (Zoram News): As many as six Assam Police personnel were killed and 50 injured in firing by miscreants as violence along the Assam-Mizoram border spiralled out of control on Monday.

“Six Assam Police personnel killed in firing by miscreants from Mizoram along inter-state border in Cachar district,” Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Twitter after clashes erupted between security officials and locals from the neighbouring state.

A senior Assam Police officer, who is still inside the forest amid continuous firing from across the border, told news agency PTI that at least 50 personnel, including Cachar Superintendent of Police Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant, were injured in firing and stone-pelting.

Later, the Mizoram government said that Assam personnel overran a duty post manned by Mizoram police and initiated the violence. Around 200 Assam armed police personnel, led by the IGP, came to Vairengte Auto-rickshaw stand today. They forcibly crossed the duty post manned by CRPF personnel stationed there and overran a duty post manned by Mizoram police, Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana said.

He said that tear gas grenades were launched at Mizoram Police followed by firing from the Assam side. “The Mizoram Police responded spontaneously by firing back at Assam Police inspite of the fact that SP, Kolasib Dist was inside CRPF duty camp negotiating with Assam Police,” he said.

Earlier today, Union home minister Amit Shah had asked the chief ministers of both the states to find a solution to the border dispute. Both Assam and Mizoram had agreed to resolve the issue and maintain peace, according to sources.

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