Assam-Mizoram border row: Assam police announce Rs 5 lakh reward for info on perpetrators


A collection of photographs of people has been prepared, including those belonging to its Mizoram counterpart, who allegedly fired on its personnel during the July 26 border conflict, the Assam Police said on Wednesday.

The police further announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for information leading to the arrest of each of the accused.

Altogether seven people, that includes six policemen and a civilian were killed and more than 50 people, including the Cachar district superintendent of police, were injured in the violent clash near the inter-state border on Monday.

Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) G P Singh said a case under various IPC sections including 302 (murder) and other Acts has been registered in connection with the killing of six police personnel during the violence. 

"Assam Police has prepared a picture gallery which is being further updated of Mizoram Police personnel and civilian miscreants who fired at Assam police on July 26. They would be brought to law," he said.

The special DGP said that the incident took place at the Inner Line Reserve Forest area of Cachar district, along National Highway 306, around 1.7 km southwards from the Lailapur police post.

A case was filed in Dholai police station in this regard on July 27, he added.

(Edited by Aparmita Das)

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