Assam-Mizoram clash: Cachar SP airlifted to Mumbai for better treatment
Cachar Superintendent of Police, Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant, who sustained a bullet injury on his leg on Monday during a violent clash at Assam-Mizoram border has been airlifted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute for treatment.
Sources said the decision was taken by the family members of the Cachar SP.
“The family members of the Cachar SP Nimbalkar Vaibhav Chandrakant who is undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College and Hospital have decided to airlift him to Mumbai for better treatment,” said a source.
During a violent clash that took place at Lailapur area in Assam-Mizoram border, 65 police personnel received severe injuries and were shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH).
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma rushed to Silchar on Tuesday to take stock of the situation and met with the injured police personnel at SMCH.
Sarma announced Rs 50 lakh ex gratia to the families of the martyred Assam Police personnel.
Addressing a press conference at Cachar Circuit House, Sarma said, “We have announced Rs 50 lakh ex gratia to the family of the deceased and will also provide government job to a member of each of the family. We will also provide a onetime grant of Rs 1 lakh to the 42 injured in the clash”.
Sarma said that state government will move to Supreme Court if needed but the state government will not give even one inch of land to Mizoram.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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