Assam-Mizoram border row: Bomb blast in Assam, IRBF jawan found in vicinity arrested

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In the wee hours of Saturday a bomb blast took place and an Indian Reserve Battalion Force (IRBF) jawan who was found in and around the blast site was arrested.

A bomb went off at a border outpost (BOP) along the interstate border with Mizoram in Hailakandi district.

A senior police officer, who does not want to be named, told ET, “IRBF jawan, Laldintwang, meandering around the blast site with the cordex wire”.

Hailakandi SP Gaurav Upadhyay told media person, “Laldintwang was arrested and forwarded to Judicial custody under case vide Ramnathpur PS case no 192/21 u/s 120(B)/447/427 IPC r/w Sec 4 of PDPP Act r/w Section 3 of E.S. Act, that has been registered with reference to the incident and whose investigation is underway.”

Meanwhile, Bairabi branch of Mizo Zirlai Pawl, has stated that if the jawan is not released by 4 PM on Saturday, they will ban all Assam vehicles from entering Zophai.

Assam has alleged that the bridge was being constructed within the Assam side. Mizoram refuted and stated that the area belongs to them.

Recently there were clashes along Assam-Mizoram border which resulted in the death of seven people and injuries to several others.

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