Assam police picket fired on in border area

GUWAHATI: Suspected NCSN (K)activists today fired at a Assam police picket injuring a constable of Assam police in Charaipung area along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Sibsagar district.

Official sources said around 2.30pm, suspected NSCN (K) ultras fired on a picket of the 11 Assam police battalion. There were reports that Assam police retaliated.

Constable Naresh Terong was injured in the firing.

Patrolling have been intensified in the area following the incident.

Assam law minister Pranab Gogoi and Arunachal Pradesh home minister Tako Dabi held a meeting in the disputed Bimalapur area of Charaipung sub division yesterday and decided to take confidence building measures and restore peace in the region.

Since August 14, NSCN (K) militants have encroached Assam's territory and indulged in arson and firing.