Cops cane 'encroachers'

Hailakandi: Police on Thursday prevented around 50 members of the Young Mizo Association and Mizo Zirlai Pawl from entering Kachur-thal of Assam's Hailakandi district to reconstruct a shed.

Section 144 CRPC was imposed in the area on Wednesday. The police resorted to a lathicharge to stop the mob. A senior police official said the situation was under control. A reporter was injured in the lathicharge.

Tension mounted along the border last week after the construction of the shed, allegedly by persons from Mizoram. Assam police demolished it. Hailakandi deputy commissioner Adil Khan visited the area on Tuesday to take stock.

He later spoke to Kolasib deputy commissioner R. Zarzosanga.


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