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Assam-Mizoram border standoff: Six Assam police personnel killed in firing

According to reports, the Superintendent of the Cachar district along with 20 officials and civilians injured and vehicles damaged in clashes.

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Guwahati: The Assam-Mizoram border standoff Monday took a bloody turn with six Assam police personnel were killed in firing by Mizoram police as both the state administration accused each other of instigating the violence.

Assam Chief Minister in the evening informed about the death of the six Assam police personnel in the firing in the trouble-torn area between Assam-Mizoram border.

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Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma 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 family.”

According to reports, the Superintendent of the Cachar district along with 20 officials and civilians injured and vehicles damaged in clashes.

The chief ministers of both the state sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s urgent intervention to solve the dispute.

Meanwhile, Mizoram government has issued statement which stated that around 200 (two hundred) Assam Armed Police led by IGP, Assam Police accompanied by DC, Cachar, SP, Cachar and DFO, Cachar came to Vairengte Auto-rickshaw stand at around 11:30 a.m. Monday i.e., 26.07.2021.

They forcibly crossed the duty post manned by CRPF personnel stationed there and overran a duty post manned by 1 (one) section of Mizoram police personnel. The Assam Police also damaged several vehicles that were travelling along the National Highway between Vairengte and Lailapur.

Upon learning of the arson committed by Assam Police, residents of Vairengte town, Kolasib District proceeded to the site to inquire. These unarmed civilians were assaulted by Assam Police by lathi charging them and firing tear gas, thereby causing injuries to several civilians, the statement said.

The confrontation continued and a volley of tear gas canisters and grenades were launched at Mizoram Police followed by firing from Assam side at around 4:50 p.m, the statement added.

Mizoram Police responded spontaneously by firing back at Assam Police inspite of the fact that SP, Kolasib District was still inside CRPF duty camp negotiating with the Assam Police authorities, it further said.

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