Silchar, July 10: Amidst the ongoing bilateral talks between Assam and Mizoram to find a plausible solution regarding the interstate border dispute, fresh tension along the fence of the two neighbouring states along the Cachar district border has raised concerns.
ADGP (Border) Harmeet Singh IPS is also in the valley and has visited the spot to take stock of the situation at the interstate border. Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli IAS also rushed to the spot and assessed the situation. Sources informed that there has been an alleged grenade blast in the vicinity. However, Cachar SP Vaibhav Chandrakant Nimbalkar IPS told media persons on Saturday " even as the sound of an explosion on the hills was heard of, there has been no damage done and the matter is being investigated."
Nimbalkar added that "there are efforts of encroachment from Mizoram who looked aggressive in their intent. They have intruded as much as 6.5kms inside Assam territory and began to create trouble in government and agriculture activities which was why Assam police had to push them back. We have informed the developments to Mizoram police as well and expect them to take necessary action or else Assam police will resort to steps as per law."
Interestingly, some Mizo residents were seen to shout out claiming that they have been living in these areas for long years and the sudden move to free the area is disturbing them.