Tension ran high over disputed land in Nagaland-Assam border (Dimapur-Karbi Anglong area) yesterday when Assam Police allegedly went inside Rilan village under Dimapur district and destroyed boundary fencing and plantations. Rilan Village Council (RVC) Chairman Nribemo claimed that over 30 armed Assam Police personnel, including forest guards, had come inside the village, while they were attending Sunday devotional services. However, he said timely intervention by the Village Council averted unwanted situation and Assam police personnel were asked to leave the place. While leaving, RVC claimed that Assam Police fired some blank shots in the air. The RVC accused the Assam Police of destroying the foundation for construction of Primary Health Centre in the village.
The village had on number of occasions protested frequent intrusions by Assam Police into the village without any information. The council said that they were not against Assam Police conducting patrolling duty.