Night curfew which was in force in Meghalaya capital Shillong for more than a week has been withdrawn following improvement in the law and order situation, officials said on Sunday. Night curfew was imposed in Shillong and nearby areas after violence erupted in East Khasi Hills district on
February 28 following the death of a Khasi Students Union (KSU) member during an anti-CAA rally at Ichamati that also demanded the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP).
"Night curfew has been totally lifted in the whole of Shillong and its adjoining areas with effect from Sunday," Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Gabriel Iangrai said in a statement here.
Not a single incident of violence has been reported from anywhere in the state and the situation has become normal, the AIGP said.
However, night curfew imposed in Shella, Sohra and Ichamati under Sohra sub-division will remain in force, he said.
At least two persons have died in separate incidents at Iew Duh market in Shillong and Shella when unidentified miscreants attacked them following the death of a KSU member Lurshari Hynniewta on February 28 during an anti-CAA rally at Ichamati.
Eight persons were arrested in the case and the mobile internet was shut for seven days in six Khasi and Jaintia Hills district since the night of February 28.
The state police has transferred all violence-related cases to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for a thorough investigation and a magisterial inquiry has been initiated to probe the violence at Ichamati.