Tension arises Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border

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Dibrugarh, Aug 19: Tension mounted along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary as police personnel from both the states stood against each other at Charaipung in Sivasagar district, on Tuesday, Aug 17.

“We have noticed that Assam has been making allegation after allegation against us. We will not tolerate any more aggression from Assam," Tirap district superintendent of police Paldan told The Telegraph over phone.

Sources said, more tensions rose after 100-strong mob from Arunachal Pradesh attacked the under-construction Charaipung police station on Saturday, Aug 14.

Assam police inspector-general L.R. Bishnoi said the situation was “tense but under control" and no casualties have been reported so far.

However, there were signs of panic into the border villages. Sources said, hundreds of villagers had left their homes and moved to safer places fearing that violence could break out any moment.

The area has been witnessing violence since 1995 when NSCN (Isak-Muivah) militants attacked the police station, said the source.

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