Superintendent of Police Kolasib Vanlalfaka Ralte told PTI over phone that the Assam Police had set up two temporary shelters in Zophai area on October 2 opposite Mizoram Chief Minister Ch Chhunga’s first stadium where a border conflict had erupted. Expired in 2018.
The huts, however, were disbanded on Monday by the Assam Police itself, he said.
The Assam administration could not be reached for comment.
The tension in the area caused by the construction of houses has dissipated after the demolition of the houses. The area belongs to Hailakandi district of Assam.
Assam Police dispersed the two houses after Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and state Home Minister Lalchamliana spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also its Home Minister, the SP said on Monday.
Ralte said Assam officials had conducted a survey of the area last week.
Mizoram shares a long border of 164.6 km with Assam.
Ralte also said that Deputy Governor Kolasib and he spoke on the phone with their counterparts in Hailakandi and told them that the area is the disputed area and the two regional governments have agreed to continue the situation.
Assam officials said they were not aware that the area was disputed, he added.
A clash took place in the same area in March 2018 when MZP activists tried to build a wooden house there and more than 60 people were injured.
In September this year, the chief ministers of the two states met in Delhi on the border issue and agreed to continue the ongoing ministerial level talks.
The next round of ministerial level talks is scheduled to be held in Guwahati later this month.