Shillong: While Assam and Meghalaya governments are working to resolve the longstanding border dispute between the two states, reports have emerged of three local youths being allegedly assaulted by Assam Police personnel at Umlaper village in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district on Monday night.
According to reports, while two youths received grievous injuries, one escaped unhurt after they were reportedly assaulted by Assam Police personnel while they were on their way home from Mawlasnai. Following the incident, angry residents took to the streets to register their protest.
Local residents of Umlaper village also opposed the Assam Police’s temporary camp that was set up before Independence Day and have urged the authorities concerned to immediately shift the camp from the area.
Meanwhile, Mawhati MDC Charles Marngar along with Ri-Bhoi border magistrate Raja Brahma and SP Nazarius Lamare rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and to avoid any untoward incident.
Eventually, the matter was settled with the intervention of the MDC and district officials both from West Karbi Anglong in Assam and Ri Bhoi.
Assam police have also agreed to remove the temporary camp at Umlaper village so that normalcy is restored at Umlaper village, said reports.
Located in Umsning block of Ri-Bhoi district, Umlaper village is one of the disputed border areas along the interstate boundary of Meghalaya and Assam.
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