A high-level probe conducted by the Mizoram police found no "fault" of the two Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawans.

A 40-year-old man and his teenage son from Tripura were injured when Mizoram Police shot at them on Friday.

As per report, Mizoram police fired at them when they had entered the neighbouring state for jhum cultivation.

Police said Ramuhai Reang and his 14-year-old son Rathindra, along with other locals of the Kanchanpur subdivision, often visited the neighbouring state for farming.

On Friday afternoon, however, the Mizoram Police opened fire at the father-son duo “for reasons still unclear”, following which the two sustained bullet injuries, said a police official.

Ramuhai managed to escape and re-enter Tripura, but his son was taken into custody by the Mizoram Police, said the official.

“We have come to know that the boy underwent an operation at an Aizawl hospital. His condition is stable,” he said.

Ramuhai, who hails from the North Tripura district, was admitted to Dharmanagar Hospital in the district.

A case has been registered at Vangmun police station and a probe is underway.

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