North East

Himanta requests Conrad to ensure safety of stranded people

Guwahati, August 16 (UNI): Amid the ongoing curfew in several parts of Meghalaya, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday requested his counterpart Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to take measures for the safety of people from Assam stranded in the hill state.

On a plea of stranded person from Assam on Twitter seeking help of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tagged Sangma and said, “For your information and necessary action.”

Assam Police have also alarmed people from the state against any travel to Shillong till curfew was clamped amid the deteriorating law and order situation in Meghalaya.

“Curfew has been imposed in Shillong due to law and order issues. People from Assam are advised not to travel to Shillong till curfew continues,” special DGP, Assam Police, G.P Singh tweeted after the East Khasi Hills district magistrate had clamped curfew from 8 pm on Sunday.

The Meghalaya government had imposed curfew following violence and unrest in the state capital after a former HNLC leader was killed in a ‘police encounter’ in Shillong.

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