Guwahati: As many as five persons were arrested by Arunachal Pradguesh police in the killing of two Assam youths in Dhemaji district, official informed on Tuesday.
The incident occurred in the Panbari area in the district which is located along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
Assam Director General of Police (DGP), GP Singh said that 5 accused persons have been arrested in regard to the case and they will be taken into custody following due procedure.
Taking to Twitter, Singh wrote, “Reference the firing incident at the Assam-Arunachal border in Dhemaji & Gogamukh PS case No. 63/23 u/s 147/148/302/326/307 IPC r/w 25 (1) (a)/27 (3) of Arms Act – Arunachal Police has arrested 5 accused persons.”
“Assam police would take them in custody following due procedure”, he added.
On Monday, two persons were killed and two others were injured in a shooting incident in the district.
The deceased persons were identified as Boga Chutia and Monitu Gogoi.
Following the firing incident, a bilateral meet was held between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said.
“Following the firing incident at the Assam-Arunachal border in Dhemaji today, case No. 63/23 u/s 147/148/302/326/307 IPC r/w 25 (1) (a)/27 (3) of Arms Act has been registered at Gogamukh PS. A bilateral meeting between the DC and SP of Dhemaji and the Lower Siang district of Arunachal has also been held at Gogamukh PS. The Arunachal side has given the commitment to cooperate in investigating and taking action against the miscreants,” Pegu tweeted.