Following a blast at a mosque in Kachurthal area along the Assam-Mizoram border in the wee hours on Friday, Hailakandi deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli rushed to the site.

The blast took place at around 2.15 am on the Assam side of the border.

However, no one was injured in the blast.

Accompanied by superintendent of police (SP) Mohneesh Mishra, deputy commissioner Jalli visited the blast site.

She also had a meeting with her Kolashib district counterpart in Mizoram and the SP of Kolashib, which is close to the inter-state border.

Both the sides decided to beef up security and patrolling following the incident and to make all-out efforts to nab the miscreants behind the blast.

Later, both the Hailakandi DC and SP assured the people of the area that security would be beefed up with patrolling round the clock.

Both the civil administration and police heads of the district appealed to the people to maintain peace and tranquility and live in peaceful coexistence with the people of the other side of the border.

On the plea of Jalli and Mishra, the people, who resorted to road blockade since morning, withdrew it.

The locals demanded that a permanent camp of the 21st IRBn, which is situated not far away from the blast site, be set up in the area to ensure lasting peace.

Jalli said the district administration will prepare a report on the incident and the need for a permanent camp of 21st IRBn at Kachurthal.

The locals also demanded compensation from the administration for the damage caused to the mosque.

Katlicherra MLA Suzam Uddin Laskar also visited the blast site and met the locals, the DC and the SP.

He appealed to the people to maintain peace and tranquility.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered at the Ramnathpur police station.

Investigation is on.

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