Guwahati: The Meghalaya government has suspended mobile internet services in seven districts of the state following the violence and killings of 4 people including an Assam forest guard in the West Karbi Anglong district of Assam close to the border with Meghalaya on Tuesday morning.
Taking action on the incident where 4 people were killed in the Mukroh area of West Jaintia Hills District the Meghalaya government has suspended Mobile internet service in 7 districts of Meghalaya for 48 hrs to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech.
The districts are Ri-Bhoi, West Jaintiya Hills , East Jaintiya Hills, East Khasi Hills, Eastern West Khasi Hills and others CM Conrad, meanwhile, has called for an emergency meeting in Meghalaya Secretariat. Further details are awaited.
At least four persons, including three people from West Jaintia Hills and an Assam forest guard, were killed in a firing incident that took place at the Mukroh area along the Assam-Meghalaya border on Tuesday after a truck transporting illegal timber was intercepted.
Following the firing incident in Mukroh, the Assam Police sounded an alert in all the districts bordering Meghalaya to thwart any possible law and order situation, an official said.
Meanwhile, Assam Police has also restricted the movement of vehicles bearing Assam’s registration number to Meghalaya following the violence and killings of 4 people including an Assam forest guard in the West Karbi Anglong district of Assam close to the border with Meghalaya on Tuesday morning.
Police personnel are stopping all vehicles headed for Meghalaya at Jorabat. People from Assam are being barred from traveling to Meghalaya till the situation returns to normal.