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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma paying tribute to the Assam police personnel who were killed during attack by Mizoram police and goons.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday announced compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the families of the Assam Police personnel, who lost their lives during attack by Mizoram Police and goons.

A total of 5 Assam Police personnel were killed and more than 50 other people received injuries when Mizoram Police opened fire at them and goons from the neighbouring state unleashed attack on Monday.

Chief minister Sarma on Tuesday paid tribute to the mortal remains of the Assam Police personnel, who were martyred during the attack, in Silchar, the district headquarters of Cachar district.

He also visited the injured people, who are undergoing treatment in the Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH), to enquire about their health status.

He also reviewed the law and order situation in Silchar.

Chief minister Sarma informed that an amount of Rs 1 lakh would be provided to those, who were injured during the attack.

While sharing a video of the tribute, being paid to the mortal remains of the Assam police personnel at Silchar, chief minister Sarma tweeted on Tuesday: “At Silchar today, after paying my tributes to martyrs, I announced the following: 1. Assam Government will give Rs 50 lakh as compensation to the families of martyrs, and one person from the family will get job; 2. All injured will get Rs 1 lakh.”

He also informed that Assam Police personnel deployed on the border with Mizoram, shall get an additional salary of a month.

Chief minister Sarma further informed that the Assam government will raise 3 commando battalions for Karimganj, Cachar and Hailakandi and recruit 3,000 personnel.

Sarma said the Assam government “shall file a suit in the Supreme Court seeking intervention to ensure that not an inch of reserve forest are is encroached upon”.

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