Guwahati: Monday became the bloodiest day in the history of the Assam-Mizoram border dispute, with six Assam police officials confirmed dead and several others injured on both sides.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted: “I am deeply pained to inform that six brave jawans of @assampolice have sacrificed their lives while defending constitutional boundary of our state at the Assam-Mizoram border. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.”

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“Around 200 (two hundred) Assam armed Police led by IGP, Assam Police accompanied by DC, Cachar, SP, Cachar and DFO, Cachar came to Vairengte Auto-rickshaw stand at around 11:30 a.m. today i.e., 26.07.2021. They forcibly crossed the duty post manned by CRPF personnel stationed there and overran a duty post manned by 1 (one) section of Mizoram police personnel. The Assam Police also damaged several vehicles that were travelling along the National Highway between Vairengte and Lailapur,” according to a statement issued by the Mizoram government.

Seven Assam police personnel, including Cachar SP Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant sustained severe injuries after unidentified Mizos opened fire in Lailapur area under Cachar district.

The OC of Dhalai police station is also injured. Both the police officers are admitted to Silchar Medical College Hospital. The miscreants have also damaged the vehicle of Cachar DC.

Assam minister Pijush Hazarika is on his way to the disputed area.

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