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Assam Police torches farmhouse at Yimpang Village

Wokha farm house

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KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 7: A farmhouse at Yimpang Village in Wokha District was burnt down by the Assam Police on February 6.
Yimpang is situated 75 km away from Wokha Town.
The Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bhandari Police Station said they had received information about the Assam Police burning down one farm house around 1 p.m., on February 6.
“On receiving the information, accompanied by the SDO (C) of Bhandari Town and the District Magistrate, we went to the spot to assess the situation. When we reached the spot, the Assam Police headed by the SDPO of Titabor Town was still there along with civilians assembled from both Nagaland and Assam.
“When the Assam Police was asked on what grounds they had burnt down the farmhouse, or if they possessed any documents warranting their actions, they could not justify their actions”, said the OC.
“We also asked if they possess any eviction order from a Magistrate justifying their actions to which they could not produce any”, he added.
Civilians, who had assembled from both Assam and Nagaland, were made to disperse after the intervention of the authorities of both sides and the situation was brought under control even though there was some tension between the two sides, he informed.
Even though there was tension between the two sides owing to the incident, no injuries were reported, he added.
Toward this, there will be a meeting at the DC and SP level of both sides within 3 days, the OC informed.
Another source informed, on the condition of anonymity, that civilians from Assam were gathering broomsticks in the area where the farmhouse was situated.
The source said that the civilians were warned and made to leave; in turn, they reported the incident to the Assam Police and the latter came and burnt down the farmhouse.
(Page News Service)