One killed and five injured in police firing in Darrang district; Infiltrators held along India-Bangladesh border; Repatriation of Bru refugees to begin; UDPF leader killed in Gossaigaon; Tension in Nagaland-Manipur border;
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  • According to reports, clashes between villagers and the police in Dalongghat village under Mangaldai police station in Darrang district left a college student dead and five others, including three policemen and two youth injured. The incident occurred due to the agitation of the villagers accusing the police of delayed response to the situation. The police fired in the air to drive away the mob which led to the fatal incidents.1

    Meanwhile, nine Indians were apprehended by BSF along the international border near Kulaing in Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, infiltrating from Bangladesh to India. Dry fish worth Rs. 50,000 were seized from the people. The apprehended persons had earlier crossed over and were returning.2

    Reports noted that the third phase of repatriation of Bru refugees from Tripura relief camps would be resumed. They will be brought back to Mizoram. The refugees were resettled in Damdiai, Khanthuam, Baumgva, Damparengpui and Tuipuibari villages of Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district.3

    In another incident, one supporter of UDPF (United Democratic People’s Front) was killed while another one injured when some unidentified youths kidnapped and killed one of them in Gossaigan in Assam. The body was recovered by police from Kusumbil area.4

    In other developments, according to reports, tension is running high along the Nagaland-Manipur border with the stand off between the Southern Angami and Mao communities threatening to lead to a confrontation over the Kezol dispute. Volunteers are checking vehicles and identifying people belonging to the Mao community and preventing them from entering or exiting the point.5 However, six security escort personnel of MLA of Phumgyar Assembly Constituency, Wungnaoshang Keishing and his personal driver lost their lives while six others including civilian sustained injuries when armed cadres of NSCN (IM) laid an ambush on the MLA.6