Silchar, July 26: In what could be called a matter of serious concern, two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met the Chief Ministers of North Eastern states in Shillong and urged to amicably solve the interstate border dispute, between Assam and Mizoram in particular through discussion, fresh tension erupted along the interstate border between Assam and Mizoram surrounding Cachar district leaving five jawans of Assam police dead and several injured on Monday.
Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, in a tweet expressed condolences informing the passing away of the jawans of Assam police in the incident.
Meanwhile, sources claimed that in the clash at a place between Vairengte in Mizoram and Lailapur in Assam, some of the top officials of Assam police including Cachar SP Vaibhav Nimbalkar, OC Dholai and some civilians living close to the border sustained injuries. The injured persons have been rushed to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital for treatment. Sources further informed that earlier in the day, the convoy of Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli was also targeted by miscreants as the Deputy Commissioner reached to take stock of the situation. She had faced stiff resistance during her visit at the interstate border.
State Excise and Environment Minister Parimal Suklabaidya who has been elected from Dholai constituency has condemned the incident and expressed his condolences towards the police persons killed in the clash. "The developments are unprecedented and indeed shocking. I condemn the attack on our police persons and civilians. I am sure our Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma who has been actively involved in finding a solution to the border dispute would look into the matter," Suklabaidya said.