Mizoram cop not involved in border blast: Mizoram police

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The constable, Laldintluanga Ralte was released on bail on Saturday evening and has been sent to Bairabi the same night.
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Guwahati: Mizoram police on Sunday clarified that the constable who was arrested by Assam police on Friday over a bomb blast on Mizoram-Assam border, is not involved in the incident.

The constable, Laldintluanga Ralte was released on bail on Saturday evening and has been sent to Bairabi the same night.

Reportedly, the officer-in-charge of Bairabi Police station Lalrinhlua said that Ralte was sent to inspect and verify the blast, which occurred about 100 metres from the Mizoram police duty post.

The officials also informed that the constable did not carry any explosives nor he was involved in the blast. He did not even carry weapons when he had gone to inspect the blast wearing police fatigues

Ralte, a constable in the India Reserve Police’s 1st Battalion, was picked up by Assam police on Friday from the border area over his alleged involvement in the low-intensity blast that took place near Bairabi town in Kolasib district on Friday around 1:30 am. 

He had been booked under sections 447 (criminal trespass) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

The incident came over 3 months after a violent clash between Mizoram police and their Assam counterpart that led to the death of six policemen and a civilian on July 26.

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