Assam Meghalaya Border Violence: In view of improving the law & order situation in Meghalaya, Assam police have lifted the restrictions on vehicular movement and have been allowing all vehicles to travel to Meghalaya. “We have allowed all vehicles to enter Meghalaya,” said Sudhakar Singh, DCP, Guwahati city.
Assam vehicles can now travel to Meghalaya. People from Assam have been barred or advised not to travel to Meghalaya since the day of the violence. Meghalaya’s situation is now under control.
In view of improving the law & order situation in Meghalaya, Assam police have lifted the restrictions on vehicular movement and have been allowing all vehicles to travel to Meghalaya.
“We have allowed all vehicles to enter into Meghalaya,” Sudhakar Singh, DCP, Guwahati city.
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Assam restricted the movement of people and private vehicles to Meghalaya for the fifth day in a row on Saturday, following violence in a disputed area along the inter-state border that killed six people, according to police.
Meghalaya, on the other hand, has extended the suspension of internet services in seven affected districts for another 48 hours, beginning at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday.
However, the law and order situation in Meghalaya’s affected districts is gradually returning to normalcy, with shops and commercial establishments opening in Shillong and significant traffic on roads.
There were no major incidents reported in Meghalaya’s capital. According to a police officer, only a few miscreants burned tyres on the road in the West Jaintia Hills district.
Despite the heavy deployment of security forces, prohibitive orders under Section 144 of the CrPC remained in effect in the disputed area.
Assam Police advised residents not to travel to Meghalaya due to the state’s law and order situation.
The travel advisory was issued after a truck carrying “illegally felled timber” was intercepted by Assam forest guards in Mukroh village early Tuesday.
Barricades have been erected in Guwahati’s Jorabat area and Cachar district, the two main entry points into the hill state, since Tuesday.
Commercial vehicles, on the other hand, continued to move freely.
Transportation of fuel from Assam, which was halted on Thursday due to fears of an attack on tankers and crew, resumed on Friday after the Meghalaya government assured security.