Police: Refrain from circulating rumours relating to Atukhal incident

Shillong, Dec 1: The Meghalaya Police today requested the public to refrain from circulating rumours or misinformation with regards to the incident at Atukhal village in Assam’s Cachar district.

Assistant Inspector General of Police G. K. Iangrai said that this may incite breach of communal peace and harmony, even as he added “…and if information needs to be validated, the same can be done so by contacting the officials of the department.”

Iangrai also informed that R. Chandranathan, Meghalaya Director General of Police, had personally contacted senior police officials of Assam and the Superintendent of Police, Cachar District, Assam, regarding the incident of Khasi villagers being threatened at Atukhal village, and during the discussion the Director General of Police was informed that, the Khasi villagers are presently taking shelter inside a church, which is being secured by the police officials.

“The Sub-Divisional Police Officer of the area had also visited the premises where the villagers are currently taking refuge and the matter is being supervised by the concerned police officials,” the Meghalaya Assistant Inspector General of Police said.