Borjhar, Aug. 7: Assam police today claimed to have foiled an attempt by a section of residents, allegedly from Meghalaya, to construct a market shed at Lampi yesterday.
Based on a tip-off, a team from Boko police station, including circle officer of Boko revenue circle, went to Lampi yesterday and “prevented a shed from being constructed at Lampi market”.
Lampi (known as Langpih in Meghalaya), 40km from Boko on the border of West Khasi Hills and Kamrup district, has for long been a bone of contention between Meghalaya and Assam.
“We stopped the ongoing construction of a market shed by a section of people of the neighbouring state on disputed territory,” Jogen Barman, officer in-charge of Boko police station, told The Telegraph.
Sources said the construction of the shed started on Tuesday.
“We served a letter to the in-charge of border outpost of Meghalaya to stop the activities,” Sidhartha Goswami, circle officer of Boko revenue circle, told this correspondent.