Guwahati, November 3: Assam vows to protect it constitutional boundary with Mizoram even as state’s Chief Secretary and Director General of Police visited Lailapur along the Assam-Mizoram inter-state boundary to take stock of the law and order situation there today following the abduction and killing of a person by Mizo miscreants.
At the instruction of Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua and DGP, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta rushed to Lailapur on Assam side of the border at around 4.00 PM to assess the law and order situation.
Minister for Environment and Forest, Parimal Suklabaidya, who was also present at the spot, handed over a cheque for Rs.5 lakhs as ex-gratia from the state government to the father of deceased Intazul Laskar, who was abducted by Mizo miscreants and killed, at the latter's residence in presence of the Chief Secretary, the DGP, Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, Keerthi Jalli and MP, Silchar, Dr Rajdeep Roy.
Speaking to the local people, Minister Suklabaidya said the state government will Institute an inquiry into the killing incident and mulling to hand over the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Suklabaidya rushed to the spot on Monday evening following the incident after getting instruction from the Chief Minister and reviewed the law and order situation with Deputy Commissioner, Jalli, DIG Southern Range, Dilip Kumar Dey, SP, Bhanwar Lal Meena and other officials.
The Minister said he was happy to see the people of his constituency remaining calm and exercising maximum restraint despite the series of incidents taking place on the inter-state border.
The Minister asked the people living close to the interstate border not to cross over to the other side in view of the prevailing situation and assured them three Border Outposts would come up permanently for their safety and protection.
Talking to media persons, Chief Secretary Barua and DGP, Mahanta said Assam would not budge an inch of its territory. "Assam won't give up its constitutional boundary with the neighbour. The land belongs to us. There is no second opinion about our constitutional boundary," said Barua adding that Assam wants the boundary row to be resolved peacefully and amicably.
The Chief Secretary said that the state government is in constant touch with the Central Government at the highest level on the border row and exuded optimism that the problem would be resolved amicably.