Simmering tension prevails along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh inter-state boundary over Assam allegedly carrying out road construction on Arunachal side.
The Hime village in Kangku circle of Lower Siang district along the Arunachal Pradesh-Assam boundary has reportedly turned volatile after villagers from the Assam side allegedly carried out road construction work in Arunachal territory there under the very patronage of police and paramilitary forces..
Reports have come in that around hundred paramilitary personnel are stationed along the inter-state boundary and guarding the villagers of Assam who were illegally constructing a road inside Arunachal Pradesh.
It was on May 19 last when an Assam-based construction company illegally carried out construction work by dumping sand on wet-rice cultivation (WRC) land that belongs to 10 households inside Arunachal territory.
The road has been sanctioned allegedly under the Mising Autonomous Council (MAC).
However, following the intervention of the district administrations of Assam and Arunachal, both sides had agreed to maintain status quo on their respective sides.
It is learnt that the district’s Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police are both on leave.
Meanwhile, Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner Roshni Kothari in Assam denied that any construction work was taking place in the area.
She said the paramilitary personnel have been deployed as a preventive measure against any untoward incident.