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Assam cops foil Lampi construction

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.