Case filed against Himanta Biswa Sarma over Assam-Mizoram border clash
Guwahati/IBNS: Mizoram has filed a case against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his top officials over the deadly border clash between the two states that occurred last Monday.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed under various sections including "attempt to murder" at the Vairengte Police Station is Kolasib district of Mizoram, which borders Assam.
They "forcefully informed SP, Kolasib that the area falls within Assam territory and they intended to construct a camp as per the instruction of Chief Minister, Assam himself," the FIR stated, as quoted by NDTV.
"They had arrived at the spot with tents and other materials for construction of camp which clearly showed their intention to forcibly occupy the Mizoram BOP by force, as their convoy of vehicles consisted of Ambulances and around 20 vehicles," it added.
The officers have been asked to appear before police Aug 1, Sunday.
Both the states have issued notices to officials of each other for appearance on the same day.
The clash, which broke out Monday, killed at least six policemen and injured 60 others.
The border conflict has its genesis from the "improper border demarcation".
Two border notifications were issued between the two states during the British rule in India.
Mizoram, which was a part of Assam earlier, became a union territory in 1972 and later a state in 1987.
Meanwhile, Assam has asked its people not to travel to Mizoram as any 'threat to their personal safety is not acceptable' following the violent clashes.