One injured in latest firing at Assam-Mizoram border

Seven individuals including six Assam police faculty were killed and more than 50 others were harmed in the conflict between powers of the two North-eastern states on July 26 and a course of rapprochement is on.

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  On August 17, the Assam Mizoram border issue arose again, due to the cross-firing which took place in both the northeastern states. This incident arises 3 weeks after there was a violent crash reported between the two police forces, which took the lives of 6 policemen.

According to the sources, there are claims from the Mizoram police forces, that it was the Assam police force who first shot at their civilian while the other side acclaims that it was the vice-versa.

“We did not start the firing, our officials were attacked from the upper side of the hill which is under Mizoram. Ordinary civilians do not cross the border silently at 2:00 am, so it appears these people were up to something fishy. Our officials did not fire on them as we have them instructed not to do it,” said the superintendent of police of Hailakandi district, Gaurav Upadhyay, as per a Hindustan Times report.

He further claimed that Assam police shot 12 rounds of blank shots when firing from the upper side of the hill started on the Mizoram.

The Mizoram’s Kolasib district Deputy Commissioner H Lalthlangliana reported that the incident took place around 2 am.

At the Aitlang area bordering Assam’s Hailakandi district, around that time 3 people from the Vairengte town were going to visit their friend to collect meat who was a resident Bilaspur in Assam.

One individual was harmed in the terminating by Assam Police faculty who were guarding the between state line, he guaranteed. 

Seven individuals including six Assam police faculty were killed and more than 50 others were harmed in the conflict between powers of the two North-eastern states on July 26 and a course of rapprochement is on. Two days after the July 26 stalemate, it was chosen at a gathering assembled by the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi that an unbiased focal power will be sent along the upset Assam-Mizoram line. Secretaries and DGPs of the two states went to the gathering led by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla. 

However, the state police are guarding the borders.