Shillong, April 18, 2019: The Assam police on Tuesday arrested four people from the dispute areas along inter-state border of Assam and Meghalaya.
According to late reports, the four were arrested from Huhuapura village while they were putting banner and posters for the event to be held a waterfall which falls in the disputed area where both Meghalaya and Assam are staking claim.
The arrested people were identified as Birlman Marak, Purtis Sangma, Albert Sangma and Purno A Marak. Three of them were later release falling the intervention of the West Khasi Hills district administration.
West Khasi Hills SP Bashan Laloo while confirming the arrest informed that the three were later release due to the intervention of the distrtict administration. The SP informed that the Assam police is yet to release Purno A Marak as there is an FIR against him in Boko police station.
The local MLA from Meghalaya was invited to be part of the event, but he refused on grounds that the election model code of conduct is in place. The SP was of the view that the local people should have informed the police before deciding to hold the event. It may be mentioned that the people from Assam like to go for picnic near the waterfall.