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Fresh tension in Meghalaya as police vehicles attacked; internet suspended | Latest News India

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In renewed tension, thugs set fire to a traffic sign and attacked three police vehicles, including a city bus, on Thursday night. Meghalayacapital Shillong, news agency ANI reported. The incident occurred during a candlelight rally organized by several groups. Assam and Meghalaya border November 22.

Five people from Meghalaya and six people, including an Assam Forest Ranger officer, were killed in a shooting incident in the Mukuro district of the West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.

In the latest incident, protesters reportedly threw stones and Molotov cocktails at police deployed to defuse tensions. Security guards fired tear gas to disperse protesters and enforce the order.

S Nongtnger, an SP in East Kasi Hills, Shillong, told ANI that three police vehicles, including a city bus and a gypsy, were damaged in the incident.

“Thugs set fire to traffic signs in the city and threw petrol bombs at police officers,” the SP said.

Amit Shah vouched for investigation by central agency: Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Konrad Sangma said on Thursday that Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah had assured him that he would act upon a request for an investigation by the central body into “shootings by Assamese police” along the state border. Nevertheless, violence did occur.

He said he had met with the Shah to demand justice for the lives lost in the shooting and to demand action against those responsible. He stressed that he had shot at “innocent people.”

Meghalaya suspends mobile internet for another 48 hours

The Meghalaya government has decided to extend a mobile internet and data outage for another 48 hours after riots broke out in Shillong on Thursday. Suspensions have been imposed in seven districts, an official statement read.

The outage, which began at 10:30 am on Thursday, was extended for an additional 48 hours in the West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Kashi Hills, Li-Boi, East West Kashi Hills, West Kashi Hills and South West Kashi Hills districts. rice field. .

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