'We are in touch with galand police. We have also identified one miscreant and his details have been shared with galand police'
Jorhat, Feb 25: Six Assam villagers were wounded when they attacked by ga miscreants in Jorhat district on Wednesday, triggering fresh tension along the inter-state border.
The incident took place near Holonguri, about 10 km from Mariani town.
Six Assamese villagers, who had gone to collect firewood in the Dessoi Valley forest, were held captive by ga miscreants and assaulted brutally. The victims belonged to the tea community.
Two of the critically injured - Karma Karmakar and Manoj Mirdha - have been shifted to Jorhat Medical College & Hospital for better treatment.
Senior police officers from the district headquarters have rushed to the spot and are also learnt to have communicated with their counterpart in galand seeking assistance in bbing the culprits.
“We are in touch with galand police. We have also identified one miscreant and his details have been shared with galand police,” Titabor SDPO Kulen Deka said, adding no arrests have been made so far. “Security measures have been beefed up to avoid escalation of the situation,” he added.
Meanwhile, activists of All Assam Tea Tribe Students Association (AATTSA) strongly have condemned the attack by ga miscreants and demanded arrest of the culprits. The agitating AATTSA activists also blocked the Mariani-galand road at NST Tiniali on Thursday in support of their demand. The students’ body alleged that despite repeated attacks by ga miscreants, the government has failed to put in place measures to ensure safety of the life and property of the common people living along the interstate border.