Since six people died in a firing on the border between the two States a few days ago, the Assam government has now relaxed its travel restrictions to Meghalaya. According to the Assam police, the decision to remove the restrictions was made in consideration of Meghalaya’s improved law-and-order situation. All vehicles are now permitted to go to Shillong and other areas of Meghalaya. The essential items carrying vehicles were never been stopped in the small village of the state during this incident.
The tragic incident in Mukroh village caused the deaths of five locals and an Assamese forest guard. According to officials, the ban on gatherings of four or more individuals has continued to apply along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) have both been deployed in the State for keeping the peace, according to Meghalaya Police Director-General L.R. Bishnoi. The BSF has been deployed in Ri-Bhoi, while the CRPF has been deployed in Shillong.