Tension on Assam,Naga border

A tea estate labourer,Sanjay Bhumij,was shot dead by suspected Naga miscreants at 9.30 am on Monday leading to escalation

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published: June 4, 2013 4:47:48 am

A tea estate labourer,Sanjay Bhumij,was shot dead by suspected Naga miscreants at 9.30 am on Monday leading to escalation in tension along the disputed Assam-Nagaland boundary. The miscreants opened fire on farmers near Naginijan tea estate in Jorhat district.

Jorhat Deputy Commissioner R C Jain said the armed group had crossed over from Nagaland and fired on farmers,prompting the Assam Police to open fire and chase them away. “We are in touch with our counterparts on the Nagaland side and carried out a joint police patrol later in the day. The situation is under control,” Jain said.

On May 23,two labourers from the tea estate were abducted and assaulted by miscreants from Nagaland. Local groups in protest blocked roads to Nagaland.

On May 24,passengers of Nagaland-bound vehicles were pelted with stones and injured.

The CRPF was deployed to control the situation in which Congress MLA of Mariani,Rupjyoti Kurmi,was also beaten up.

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