On Tuesday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma paid tributes to the policemen who lost their lives in a clash along the Mizoram border. The CM also visited the Silchar Medical College and Hospital to meet the injured cops in the clashes that took place on Monday.
Sarma posted a tweet in which he said that he visited SMCH to meet injured police officials & directed doctors to ensure the best treatment for them. He also added that he asked the hospital to send the seriously injured personnel for higher-level treatment by air ambulance on priority.
On Monday, over 11.30 am clashes broke out at the Assam-Mizoram border that is shared by Cachar district’s Lailapur in Assam and Kolasib district’s Vairengte in Mizoram. The clash took place over allegations of encroachment. During the clashes, five Assam police personnel lost their lives and more than 50 others were injured.
Thousands of civilians on either side of the border hurled stones and charged with sticks and rods. Visuals from the incident showed policemen firing tear-gas shells and air pellets as people torched vehicles and huts. Around 4 pm and 4.30 pm two companies of CRPF — one from 119 Battalions in Assam and the other from 225 Battalions in Mizoram took command to control the crisis.