Assam-Mizoram clashes: Assam CM meets injured cops at hospital
New Delhi, July 27: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met the injured police personnel at the hospital, a night after a bloody conflict broke out at the Assam-Mizoram border, killing five police personnel and injuring around 60 cops.
The violence highlights the long-standing inter-state boundary issues in the Northeast, particularly between Assam and the states that were carved out of it.
"Visited Silchar Medical College and Hospital to meet injured police officials & directed doctors to ensure best treatment to them. Asked to send seriously injured personnel for higher-level treatment by air ambulance on priority," said Biswa after meeting the cops.
"Assam Govt will provide financial assistance of Rs 50 lakhs each to families of the police personnel who died in clashes at the border with Mizoram yesterday. The injured will be given Rs 1 lakh each. Govt has sent the injured SP to Mumbai for treatment," the chief minister added.
Assam-Mizoram chief ministers were locked in a war of words on Monday, blaming each other's police for the violence, and sought the intervention of the central government.
Zoramthanga accused the Assam Police of resorting to lathi-charge and lobbing tear gas shells while Assam Police claimed that a large number of "miscreants" from Mizoram were indulging in stone pelting and had attacked the Assam government officials.
Assam's Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi share a 164 km long border with Mizoram's three districts of Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit.