Assam continues ‘advisory’ against travel to Meghalaya.
Guwahati Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Sudhakar Singh told PTI, “People burnt police vehicles in Shillong yesterday. The situation is not very good. That’s why we are advising people not to travel.” , especially the people of Assam,” Guwahati Police Deputy Commissioner (East) Sidhakar Singh told PTI.
He said that non-Assamese people are traveling to Meghalaya, but they are being asked to board vehicles that do not have Assam registration number plates.
“The advisory (for people from Assam on avoiding travel to Meghalaya) remains,” the officer added.
Cachar Superintendent of Police Nomal Mehta also said that a similar ban was in place on the entry of people and vehicles from Assam into Meghalaya through his district.
“People are being stopped because of this. But the route passing through Dima Hasav district is being used by commuters,” he said.
“For people from Meghalaya who had to go back, we arranged vehicles across the border,” Mehta added.
The Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU) has stopped all types of fuel movement in Meghalaya on Thursday after receiving incidents of attacks on vehicles.
The apex body of petroleum workers in Assam, where all the fuel goes to Meghalaya, wrote separate letters to all PSU energy firms, including IOC, HPCL and BPCL, informing them of the union’s decision not to load products in tankers.