HAILAKANDI, May 24 - Tension engulfed the Assam-Mizoram bordering Kachurthal area of Hailakandi district, 78 km from here following a powerful bomb blast at a mosque at around 2.15 am on Friday. The mosque was totally damaged in the blast.
Following the blast, Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli and SP Mohneesh Mishra rushed to the site. The blast took place on the Assam side of the border and no one was around when it occurred. They also visited the site of the blast that damaged the mosque.
Jalli had a meeting with her Kolashib counterpart and the SP close to the inter-state border. Both the sides decided to beef up security and patrolling following the incident and to make all out efforts to nab the miscreants behind the blast.
Later, the DC and SP assured the people that security would be beefed up with patrolling round the clock. Both the district heads appealed to the people to maintain peace and to live in peaceful coexistence with the people on the other side of the border.
The local people demanded that a permanent camp of the 21st IRBn, which is situated not far of from the site of the blast, be set up in the area to ensure lasting peace. The local people also demanded compensation for the damaged structure.