Hailakandi, Sept 3: The district administration of Hailakandi today refuted the allegation of assault and kidnap of JCB driver in Assam-Mizoram border. Addressing a press conference, Hailakandi's Superintendent of Police, Gaurav Upadhyay said that the Mizoram is levelling false and fabricated allegations against Assam Police.
It can be mentioned here that on Thursday Mizoram's Kolasib Deputy Commissioner H. Lalthlangliana alleged that one Lalnarammawia, operator of an earth excavator was blindfolded and kidnapped at gun point by Assam Police personnel in commando commando uniform from Aitlang area, a few kilometers from Mizoram's Vairengte village.
SP Upadhyay said the photo of assaulted and kidnapped driver released does't have any spot on the body. He said that this sort of baseless allegation raised probably to divert the attention from main issue. SP said that he is continuing the process of maintaining peace in the border and requested his counterpart of Kolasib district of Mizoram to withdraw the force and construction workers from the Assam land.
The deputy commissioner of Hailakandi, Rohan Jha informed that the Mizoram has occupied 1000 acres of Assam land and of them, 200 acres have been freed in Dhalaikhal area from occupation and tree plantation started by the administration of Hailakandi. DC alleged that the Mizoram is continuing the road construction in Assam land.
The divisional forest officer of Hailakandi, Jayanta Deka said that the due to hilly terrain of the area, it is very difficult to survey and he said that the district has 39,849 hectares of inner line reserve forest and the Mizoram continuing to encroach the Assam land.