Assam-Mizoram border
Assam-Mizoram border

Hailakandi superintendent of police Gaurav Upadhyay claimed the situation at the Assam-Mizoram border is under control now.

The situation along the Assam-Mizoram remained tense after an incident of firing reported on Tuesday.

It was reported that miscreants from the Mizoram side fired bullets from the top of Darasing Hills targetting the workers, who were engaged in the construction of a road leading to the border from the Bilaipur area.

The Hailakandi district police chief said a day after the firing incident, the situation is under control now.

A media report quoted Hailakandi SP Gaurav Upadhyay as saying that miscreants from the Mizoram side made attempt to occupy the Darasing Hills area, which is under Assam territory and opened fire at a police team that reached the spot.

Confirming that an exchange of fire took place in the bordering area, the police officer said, “Now, the Darasing Hills area is now under our control. Miscreants from the Mizoram side had tried to occupy the area. Now the situation is under control.”

I retaliation, the Assam Police personnel also fired several rounds, the report quoted a senior official of the Hailakandi district as saying.

The deputy commissioner of Mizoram’s Kolasib district H Lalthlangliana said shots were fired by the Assam Police at three Mizo civilians.

Kolasib deputy commissioner H. Lalthlangliana said the incident occurred at the disputed Aitlang Tlangpui area bordering Assam’s Hailakandi district when three residents of Vairengte town went to the area to take normal supply of meat from their friend identified as Nibus, a resident of Bilaipur in Assam, who invited them to come.

The three civilians have been identified as Lalchhandama, Lalduhawmi and Vanlalrovi, all from Hall Veng in Vairengte, he said.

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