SHILLONG, Jan 2 � A clash broke out between two groups at Nolbari bordering Meghalaya�s East Garo Hills district and Assam�s Goalpara district following which additional security forces were today deployed along the western border of the two states, police said, reports PTI.
A clash broke out between Garo and Rabha groups last evening. The officer in charge of Mendipathar Police Station (Meghalaya) who went to the spot was gheraoed by the miscreants and they manhandled him, official sources said.
Additional police personnel from both Meghalaya and Assam were later rushed to the area to control the situation. East Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi said the situation was tense in the area and additional forces were sent there today.
Two magistrates have been stationed at Mendipathar who are keeping a close watch on the situation and talking to the warring groups, he said.
An undercurrent of tension between the ethnic groups in the border area there has been there since long, with allegations that people from Meghalaya were being attacked while travelling to Assam.