High alert sounded along Assam-Nagaland border

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Jorhat: Security forces have been kept on “high alert” along the Assam-Nagaland border in Jorhat district to prevent any untoward situation following reports of temporary houses being built by people from Nagaland.

According to Jorhat Superintendent of Police Amanjit Kaur “security forces from both the states were kept on high alert” so that no third force could enter either side for creating more problem.

She said the police have received reports of local residents from both the sides being prepared to fight with weapons like bow, arrow, spears and guns at Rongkham area in Tiru Hills Reserve Forest under Teok police station.

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Over 200 houses were set ablaze and around 10,000 people fled their homes and took shelter in 12 relief camps set up by the authorities.