Curfew at several areas of Meghalaya capital Shillong has been extended till further notice on Monday morning.
Earlier on Sunday, apprehending serious deterioration of law & order in Shillong, the district magistrate of East Khasi Hills had ordered re-imposing of curfew in the city with effect from 9 pm on Sunday to 6 am on Monday.
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However, a fresh order extending the curfew has been issued on early Monday morning under section 144 CrPC by the district magistrate, M. War Nongbri.
The order stated “there is every likelihood of serious breach of peace and tranquility and may lead to loss of life and property”.
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In view of the deteriorating law and order situation in the city, the district magistrate, M. War Nongbri, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her under section 144 Cr.PC, has extended the curfew in Shillong agglomeration and its adjoining areas.
The areas to remain under curfew include whole of the Municipal area; whole of the Cantonment area; all areas under Mawlai Block including Census towns and all areas under Mawpat Block including Census towns.
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The other areas to remain under curfew include areas under Mylliem Block from Umshymi Bridge up to 7th Mile, Upper Shillong, Madanrting, Mawblei, Laitkor, Nongkseh, Umlyngka, Lawsohtun, Mawdiangdiang, Diengiong and Siejiong.
However, board examinations are exempted from the purview of the curfew.
The Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (MBOSE) final examinations began on Monday.
Meanwhile, according to information received early Monday morning, some unknown miscreants burnt down four shops taken on rent by non-indigenous community in Photkroh Bazaar, around 60 Kms from Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills.
Further details awaited at the time of filing this report.
However, authorities have claimed the situation in the State is under control and close watch is being maintained.