We will not spare militants: Tawnluia

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Aizawl, Sep 3 (UNI) Mizoram Home Minister Tawnluia today averred that the government will not spare militants trying to destroy the communal integrity and peace in the state.

The Home Minister talked about the militants who killed four Indian Reserve police personnel and injured three others in an ambush yesterday.

The Indian Reserve police personnel were escorting salaries of Serlui B hydel project employees near Saipum under Kolasib district bordering Manipur and Assam when the incident took place. The militants started firing as the police refused to surrender.

Paying tributes to the slain police personnel at IR battalion headquarters at Mualvum, a tearful Tawnluia said, '' We salute you for laying down your precious lives for the country. The people of Mizoram is proud of your heroic act.'' Tawnluia further said, ''Let this incident give the people of Mizoram a new strength and stronger unity.'' After the slain police personnel were accorded a full police honour at Mualvum, their mortal remains were sent to their respective homes.

The funeral was also attended by state DGP Lalrokhuma Pachuau, other police high officials and four MLAs and Home Commissioner C Ropianga.

The Governor of Mizoram M M Lakhera has also expressed profound grief over the incident and conveyed heartfelt condolence to the families of the slain police personnel.

Manipur-based Hmar underground outfit is strongly suspected behind the ambush.


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