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Barak students body express solidarity with CM on NIA probe into Assam-Mizoram border clash

By Staff Correspondent

Silchar, Aug 5: Echoing the statement of Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Barak Valley based student organization All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students Association (ACKHSA) has demanded a probe into the interstate clash on July 26 at Lailapur to be done by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and pressed for punishment to the miscreants involved in the in which six jawans of Assam Police died and over 40 police officials including former Cachar SP Vaibhav Nimbalkar sustained severe injuries.

Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, adviser to the student body has expressed deep dissatisfaction over inaction till now against the miscreants behind the incident.

"The miscreants behind the incident at Lailapur must be given exemplary punishment as per the law of the land. There have been several attempts in the past to settle the border dispute but Mizoram authorities seem to ignore the efforts of the dialogues. We condemn the July 26 incident and express our solidarity with Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma who has pressed for an investigation of the incident by the National Investigation Agency(NIA) or the CBI. We want the Central Government to initiate the process for the investigation at the earliest. We also want the matter to be resolved through a verdict from the Supreme Court." Nandi Purkayastha told media persons on Wednesday.

The ACKHSA advisor added to claim that even as the Government is making ways for a peaceful and amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram border dispute, there are alleged efforts of Mizo dominance along Hailakandi and Karimganj frontiers which is a matter of serious concern.

On the other hand, former Katigorah legislator Ataur Rahman Majharbhuiya along with ex-chairman of Khadi and Village industries Commission NE zone Sharif Uzzaman Laskar and Sadhan Purkayastha visited the clash-hit areas in Lailapur and also met the family of late Mojrul Haque Barbhuiya, a jawan who was among the six Assam Police men who lost their lives in the incident.

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