Assam, Mizoram ensure safe movement of goods along the border

Miscreants torched huts and stalls during the flare-up at Lailapur along the border of Cachar district in Assam and Kolasib district in Mizoram on Saturday night
Assam, Mizoram ensure safe movement of goods along the border
Assam minister Parimal Suklabaidya meets residents of Lailapur in Cachar district on Sunday.

GUWAHATI:

Assam and Mizoram have started confidence-building measures in the wake of the border flare-up at Lailapur in Cachar district last Saturday. The two states are also taking steps to provide escorts for the safe movement of stranded goods trucks along the inter-state border.

The situation in the area since the unfortunate incident has been peaceful with no report of any untoward incident so far.

Cachar Superintendent of Police, Bhanwar Lal Meena, held talks at Lailapur with his counterpart, Kolasib SP, Vanlalfaka Ralte and the Sub-Divisional Officer (civil), Vairengte to resolve the matter and avert any untoward incident in the future.

Miscreants torched huts and stalls during the flare-up at Lailapur along the border of Cachar district in Assam and Kolasib district in Mizoram on Saturday night.

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People who suffered injuries in the incident are being treated at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital.

Meanwhile, the officials of both states also took immediate steps for movement of stranded trucks along the inter-state border.

“Both the sides agreed to provide point-to-point escorts to instil confidence among the truckers and helpers. Efforts are on for hassle-free movement of trucks,” an official statement said.

The truckers’ association, which also took part in the meeting, urged truckers and helpers to move on to lessen the hardship of the people.

Meanwhile, Special DGP (border), Mukesh Agarwal, has been camping in the troubled spot with Cachar deputy commissioner, Keerthi Jalli and DIG, Southern Range, Dilip Kumar Dey and other officials to defuse the tension and bring the situation back to normal.

Special DGP (border), Agarwal said that the border issue has to be resolved through a conciliatory approach and not through confrontation.

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