Meghalaya Police Lodges FIR Against Guwahati Based News Portal

Meghalaya Police Lodges FIR Against Guwahati Based News Portal

Meghalaya Police Meghalaya Police

Guwahati, July 17, 2019:

The Nongpoh Police of Meghalaya have lodged an FIR against the Guwahati-based media organization 'G-Plus' or 'Guwahati Plus' for filing a news report alleging vehicles from Assam are skidding on roads due to oil and Mobil spilled on roads by Meghalaya locals.

Speaking to Inside Northeast, G K Iangrai, Assistant Inspector General of Police (Administration), Meghalaya said, “The case has been filed against G-Plus for publishing news reports that oil and Mobil spill in Meghalaya road have led to skating of vehicles moving from Assam. This has been done without any cross-checking and these are all allegations without any basis on truths whatsoever.”

G K Langrai also questioned how only vehicles from Assam can be "skating" on the Meghalaya roads.

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“The actual problem is that people from other plains states don’t understand the terrain and the speed limit of the curves of the roads here in Meghalaya. You cannot drive here like you do in the plains...”

Confirming that the Meghalaya police have gone for inquiry whenever allegations were made regarding the matter, the Assistant Police officer further alleged that they are spreading false information. "We have a very good rapport with Assam and people there visit Meghalaya quite often. Thus, these kinds of allegations create an unpleasant atmosphere and lead to misunderstandings between the two states.”

He further added that a case has been registered under section 500 (defamation) and 505 (Statements conducing public mischief) at the Nongpoh Police Station against the allegations by the Guwahati based media group. Nongpoh PS Case No 124(7)2019 U/S 500/505 IPC.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 17, 2019