Mizoram-bound vehicles released from Mizoram House in Silchar under the protection of Assam Police were allegedly attacked by miscreants in Lailapur, alleged deputy resident commissioner S Kaptluanga.
This information was confirmed by the commissioner in a call with EastMojo. “The vehicles were attacked around 6 pm. The Assam Police is cheating my people…last year also on October 31 also they did the same thing. They escorted my people out of the Mizoram House and then left them to the mercy of the angry mob at Lailapur. So many windshields are broken. They (Assam Police) exposed them (Mizoram people and vehicles) to a great risk.
This incident is even more shocking given that at 4 pm, Mizoram minister Lalruatkima had tweeted: Hon’ble Minister of Assam @TheAshokSinghal informed me that all vehicles stranded on NH-306 will cross the border this evening. We are grateful to both Hon’ble CMs of Assam and Mizoram for relentlessly working towards the restoration of peace between the two states.”
In fact, just an hour ago, even Ashok Singhal had said something similar in his tweet:
“Met the representative of Civil society in presence of Hon’ble Minister @ParimalSuklaba1, SP Cachar, @dccachar at Lailapur Police Patrol Post. Discussed on facilitating smooth movement of goods & transportation in border area maintaining peace. @himantabiswa@CMOfficeAssam.”
Kaptluanga said he would get a complete picture of the damage only after the vehicles returned to the Mizoram House. He added that he had not received any information regarding injuries to any person.
He did, however, add that for now, he has been informed that eight vehicles left the Mizoram House, of which some suffered damage. He added that he was not aware of any injuries to the 28 people who were also travelling.
“Before I let the vehicles go, I got written assurance from SP Cachar and a phone call from Urban development minister Ashok Singhal. On that condition, I let my people go,” he added.
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