A day after policemen from Assam allegedly dismantled houses and threatened farmers in the Kolasib district of Mizoram, two platoons of armed Mizoram Police officers were dispatched to patrol the border between the two states. A case of dacoity was also filed against the Assam Police personnel on Monday.
According to reports, the group which included Assam police and forest department personnel had, on Sunday, dismantled four houses belonging to two Mizoram locals near Buhchangphai village, and threatened workers at the border area where Mizoram’s Kolasib district meets Assam’s Cachar district to leave within three days.
“Two platoons from the 1st IR battalion have been sent to the area and a delegation led by the SP of Kolasib has been sent to Silchar for talks with senior Assam police officers,” Mizoram’s DIG (Northern Range) Zorammuana told The Indian Express. He added that a case of dacoity against the Assam Police was registered at the Vairengte police station in Mizoram.
Phone calls to Assam’s Hailakandi district SP’s office went unanswered, while the Cachar district SP, Diganta Barah, said he was unaware of the meeting at Silchar.
He said there was no boundary conflict between Cachar district and Mizoram.