Assam truckers urged to resume movement to Mizoram

The truckers have been reluctant to enter Mizoram in the wake of a blast in a school in the Khulicherra area close to the inter-state border on Thursday night.
Assam truckers urged to resume movement to Mizoram

GUWAHATI:

The Cachar District Administration on Thursday held a meeting with truck drivers at Lailapur near the inter-state border, urging them to resume movement of goods-laden trucks to Mizoram.

According to an official statement, Sonai circle officer Sudip Nath visited Lailapur and also requested the residents to withdraw the blockade to facilitate the movement of vehicles along the Assam-Mizoram national highway.

The residents had staged the blockade on Wednesday in protest against the violence triggered by miscreants along the inter-state border area.

The truckers have been reluctant to enter Mizoram in the wake of a blast in a school in the Khulicherra area close to the inter-state border on Thursday night.

Residents of Lailapur have so far refused to withdraw the blockade and have reportedly clarified that they would not do so until a permanent solution to the border problem arrived.

Lailapur, under Dholai Assembly constituency, has been on the boil after several shops and huts were set on fire by miscreants earlier this month.

Additional DGP (law and order), Assam, GP Singh on Wednesday reviewed the law and order situation in the border area in the wake of the blast in a Bengali-medium school at Khulicherra.

Singh said the explosion was possibly the handiwork of miscreants, who was out to terrorise the local people. He instructed the Cachar superintendent to file a petition in the court under relevant sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Singh also discussed the matter with Kolasib Superintendent of Police, Vanlafaka Ralte, and other senior police officials of the district before reaching Lailapur from Mizoram’s Vairengte area.

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