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Mizoram Police file FIR Against Assam CM Himanta Sarma, and top Officials

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GUWAHATI-   Mizoram yesterday said it had filed a case over the Violence incident, naming Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other top officials of the neighbouring state in it.

A first information report was filed under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including “attempt to murder”, at the Vairengte Police Station in Kolasib district of Mizoram, which borders Assam’s Cachar.

The report said Assam police personnel, acting under instructions from Mr Sarma himself, refused to have an “amicable dialogue” with the Mizoram police on the day of the incident.

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 said.

“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 consist of Ambulances and around 20 vehicles,” it said.

Among the policemen mentioned in it are an Assam Inspector General, a Deputy Inspector General, a Superintendent of Police. The Cachar District Deputy Commissioner, too, has been included, besides some 200 unnamed police personnel.

They officers have been asked to appear at Vairengte Police Station on August 1.

The Mizoram Police issued notice for appearance to six Assam senior officials the same day Assam Police issued summons to Mizoram officials and another to the Rajya Sabha MP from Mizoram, K Vanlalvena in New Delhi in connection with the Monday clash between the two state police forces.

The two states have been at odds over the boundary for decades, but things flared up this week.

On Monday, violence broke out in the border area between these two districts, with each side accusing the other of causing the violence.

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