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Forces deployed at disputed Assam-Meghalaya border

More police forces have been deployed in the disputed Lampi area after alleged illegal construction of community hall, police post and bazaar.



Rangiya: Additional police forces have been deployed in the disputed Lampi area in Kamrup Rural district of Assam bordering Meghalaya following alleged illegal construction of community hall, police post and bazaar by encroachers.

"Additional forces have been sent to the area to defuse any tension and also to ensure that no illegal construction activity is carried out by encroachers in the site," Kamrup Rural Deputy Commissioner SK Roy told a news agency.

Roy, along with Superintendent of Police Partha Sarathi Mahanta, visited the site on Monday to take stock of the situation. They told local people that the administration in Meghalaya`s West Garo Hills district had assured to halt all construction activity in the area for the time being.
Assam-Meghalaya Border Suraksha Samiti had in March organised a 500 hour road blockade against alleged encroachment by Meghalaya on land claimed by Assam.
Locals also alleged that government sign boards in the area had been vandalised by the encroachers to put up new sign boards identifying the area as being located in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

PTI

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