In order to resolve the ongoing Assam-Mizoram border conflict, the chief secretaries and director generals of police (DGPs) of the two northeastern states on Wednesday attended a meeting called by the Union Home Secretary.
According to a joint statement, signed by Piyush Goyal, additional secretary (NE) of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Assam chief secretary Jishnu Barua and Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, the meeting was held at under the chairmanship of the Union Home Secretary at 4:30 pm at North Block, New Delhi.
According to the statement, during the meeting it was decided that neutral force i.e. Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will be deployed in the disturbed Assam-Mizoram border area along NH-306 under a senior officer of the CAPF.
Further, in order to facilitate the functioning of the neutral force, both the governments of Assam and Mizoram will work out arrangement in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India within a reasonable time-frame.
“Both the state governments should continue discussions mutually to resolve the border issue in an amicable manner,” the joint statement said.
With the death of one more policeman, a total of six Assam Police personnel and a civilian died after attack by Mizoram Police and goons from the neighbouring state on Monday along the Assam-Mizoram border.
The incident took place at the Inner Line Reserve Forest area of Cachar district in Assam along the National Highway 306, around 1.7 km southwards from Lailapur police post.
Assam Police registered a case on Tuesday at Dholai PS (Case No 236/21) under sections 120(B),447,336,379,333,307,302 IPC read with Section 25 (1-A) of Arms Act and Section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public property Act 1984 against the killing of Assam Police personnel on July 26.