FIR Has Been Filed Against Assam CM Himanta By Mizoram Police

According to sources, the Mizoram Police Department filed a First Information Report (FIR) on Friday accusing Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, four police officers, and two bureaucrats of attempted murder and criminal conspiracy in relation to the July 26 inter-state border violence. The probe has resulted in the arrests of 200 unidentified police officers.

The case was registered at the Vairengte police station in Mizoram's Kolasib district. The battles on Monday took place in the Kolasib district, which borders Assam's Cachar region.

Five Assam Police policemen were killed during the fighting on Monday. While Mizoram sustained no deaths, the state government reported that over 200 Assam Police officers passed a duty post manned by the Central Reserve Police Force and state police in Vairengte town, Kolasib district, in Mizoram.

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The Mizoram Police Department has filed an FIR accusing “200 fully armed” Assam Police officers of attempting to “forcefully occupy” their police camp. It was referred to as a reserve forest invasion.

According to certain reports, the Mizoram Police were outmanned and their efforts to defend their camp were futile.

They went on to say that the Kolasib superintendent of police attempted to have an "amicable discussion" with his Assam counterparts. According to the FIR, they refused to listen to reason and instead told SP Kolasib that the area was in Assam territory and that they planned to create a camp on the directives of the Chief Minister of Assam himself.According to certain reports, the FIR was filed after the Assam Police summoned six senior Mizoram officials and a politician. To serve the summons, the police went to the residence of Mizo National Front MP K Vanlalvena in Delhi.

The 164.6-kilometer boundary between Assam and Mizoram has long been a source of contention. Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj are three districts in Assam's south that share a border with Mizoram's Kolasib, Mamit, and Aizawl districts.

The states have fought over it, often violently, in the past. Since 1994, several rounds of dialogue have failed to resolve the conflict.

Assam issued a travel alert on Thursday, advising residents not to travel to Mizoram owing to border tensions. In a separate order, the Assam Police warned that vehicles coming from Mizoram would be inspected at the state's border entrance points to prevent illegal drug trafficking. After Assam's travel advice, Mizoram's chief minister declares that North East India would always remain one.

Following the confrontations on Monday, the two states agreed to deploy Central Armed Police Forces in regions prone to violence along the state border and National Highway 306. The meeting was headed by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Wednesday. Both states have also decided to remove all of their police officers from the disputed location where the incidents took place.

The Central Reserve Police Force's deployment in these areas has now been boosted. The patrolling of National Highway 306 between the two states has begun with a total of 500 troops. There are two more companies on standby.