Amid negotiations between the two northeastern states to find an amicable solution to the thorny border issue, Mizoram police claimed Assam police officers built two temporary shacks in the disputed Zophai area.
Kolasib Police Inspector Vanlalfaka Ralte told PTI by phone that Assam police had built two temporary huts in Zophai area on Oct. 2 at a site opposite the rice paddy of Mizoram’s first prime minister, Ch Ch Chhunga, where a border clash had occurred in 2018. . , however, was dismantled on Monday by the Assam police themselves, he said.
Authorities in Assam could not be reached for comment.
The tension in the area from the construction of the huts disappeared after the huts were demolished and demolished. The area borders the Hailakandi district of Assam.
Assam police dismantled the two shacks after Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and State Minister Lalchamliana met with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the Home Secretary, the SP claimed on Monday.
Ralte said Assam officials conducted an investigation in the area last week.
Mizoram shares a 164.6 km border with Assam.
Ralte also stated that he and the Kolasib deputy commissioner had spoken to their colleagues in Hailakandi by phone and told them that the area is in the disputed zone where both state governments had agreed to maintain the status quo.
Assam officials said they were not aware the area was being disputed, he added.
In March 2018, a clash had occurred in the same area when MZP officials attempted to build a wooden hut there and more than 60 people were injured.
In September this year, the top ministers of the two states met in Delhi on the border issue and agreed to continue ongoing discussions at the ministerial level.
The next round of ministerial-level talks is scheduled for this month in Guwahati.
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