Union Home Ministry reviews NC Hills situation

Haflong (Assam), May 28 : A high level meeting of Union Home Ministry and Assam government officials was held here today to review the prevailing law and order situation in the state&aposs troubled North Cachar Hills district.

Official sources said that a closed-door meeting, presided over by Union Home Ministry Joint Secretary for North East Navin Verma was held at the headquarters of 45 Assam Rifle headquarters.

The meeting was attended by Assam&aposs Chief Secretary P C Sarmah, North East Frontier Railway&aposs General Manager Ashutosh Swamy and representatives of various security agencies.

The meeting discussed the deployment of security agencies in the troubled areas and measures to tackle the situation.

The sources, however, refused to divulge further details of the meeting.

Militant attacks and ethnic clashes by Dima Halam Daoga (Jewel) faction has led to uninterrupted violence in this hills district since March last.

The outfit had launched a series of attack on trains, railway personnel, employees of various central government projects and also engaged in ethnic clashes with the Zeme Naga tribe to allegedly assert their supremacy in the district.