Hailakandi, July 16: Tension gripped Gutguti village of Assam's Hailakandi district following the construction of a temporary shed of a police camp by the Mizoram police personnel.
A team of police and forest officials from Katlicherra circle of the district rushed to the area but reportedly failed to reach the spot due to the poor state of road conditions. The fresh construction of a structure by Mizoram police after chief secretary level meeting has created much chagrin among the residents. The tension in Assam-Mizoram border is now a matter of serious concern for the administrations of three districts of Barak Valley.
One of the residents of bordering Gutguti village mainly dominated by Reang community informed that they are passing sleepless nights due to the constant threat and encroachments of Assam land by the neighbour. It is reported that at least 200-250 police battalions of Mizoram police are engaged in the construction of shed for the camp around three kilometres inside the Assam land.
The officer-in-charge of Ramnathpur police station, Liton Nath, Forest Range Officer of Gharmurra, P Kalita and a team of police officials are camping in the area. The MLA of Katlicherra, Suzam Uddin Laskar expressed serious concern over the incident and said that he will raise the issue in the next monsoon session of state assembly. He asked the Assam Government to ensure the life and property of residents of his constituency.