SILCHAR, April 11 - Amid tension over sporadic attacks and stone pelting at Kalibarichor and Madhurband areas on the outskirts of Silchar since April 8 night, fresh chaos erupted on Monday at Panchayet road, in which an autorickshaw was set on fire and at least six persons were injured.
However, the Cachar district administration and Cachar police have maintained a tough stance in combating the crisis. Cachar Superintendent of Police Rakesh Roushan said, �Eight persons were arrested and strict action is being taken against five. We have been keeping a close watch on the vulnerable pockets and sufficient forces have been deployed to tackle the situation.�
He added that several cases have been registered against the persons who were behind the communal tension. Roushan said that police-public meetings should be intensified at all police stations.
Meanwhile, DIG of Southern Range Debraj Upadhyay urged upon the people to assist police in dealing with the sensitive situation. �We urge upon the people to maintain the social dignity and cohesion which is the very essence of a democratic society. No attempt of polarisation shall be entertained,� the DIG said.
On the other hand, Cachar Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laxmanan said that a meeting with members of all political parties and representatives of various organisations was successfully held and an appeal was made to restore peace and communal harmony. �The stray incidents have no link with disrupting the ongoing verification of the NRC. CCTV cameras shall be installed in 20 specific points in Silchar within next 15 days to enhance responses to such incidents,� the Deputy Commissioner added.