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Bairabi NGOs demand compensation from Assam

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Jawans assault case

Aizawl: A joint committee of different NGOs has demanded the Assam government to give a compensation of Rs one lakh each to the three Mizo jawans, who were allegedly assaulted by Assam police on Friday last.

Meanwhile, situation at the border area after Friday’s incident returned to normal as the blockade of Silchar to Bairabi road organised by Bairabi NGOs ended without any untoward incident.

Talks between Mizoram police and their Assam counterparts on Saturday late afternoon bore positive fruits with the Hailakandi district (Assam) police officials assuring to give punishment to the three police constables who assaulted the three Mizoram maxicab passengers.

On Saturday afternoon, Bairabi police OC, S N Nath and Bairabi village council president J Lalchhuanawma went to Haikandi to discuss the issue.

The Hailakandi district police officials assured them that they had identified the three police constables as Alkash Hussein Laskar, Safir Alom Lasker and Konyam Caipo Rongmei. They would be given appropriate punishment, they said.

However, according to Bairabi NGOs, there were five police personnel, and not three, who assaulted the maxicab passengers. Identities of the two others are yet to be revealed, the NGOs said. The NGOs also demanded that the case be registered at Bairabi police station where FIR had been lodged by the alleged victims.

As reported earlier, Assam police, posted at a temporary check-post within the disputed border area, allegedly assaulted three Mizo jawans who were travelling in a maxicab bound for Mizoram around 1730 hours on Friday.

The victims were Lalhmingmawia, 24, of the 42 Rashtriya Rifle; Lalawmpuia, 22, and Zoremthara, 21, both belonging to the 7 Assam Regiment, who were heading for home to spend holiday. They have been released from Bairabi government hospital and their conditions were stated to be stable.

The three and other civilians were travelling in one of the six maxicabs plying in a convoy on that day. (UNI)

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