Shillong (Meghalaya), July 7 : How the guidelines of the prevailing situation due to Covid situation in the region were taken for ride has now come to fore with 27 residents of Shillong attending a wedding party at Greenwood Resort Khanapara which is situated in Assam amidst ban on inter -state movement .
The whole picture became open when one of those from Shillong, who attended the wedding party, testing positive for COVID19 .
The District Magistrate , East Khasi Hills has ordered for an inquiry into the whole incident and the report is likely to be submitted today .
According to official documents in possession of South Asia Views , the said wedding reception was held on June 27 with the bride , family members and other residents of East Khasi Hills attending the ceremony .
According to the documents , 5 separate online interstate passes were issued to the bride and four other residents of Shillong .
Based on the request of the applicants each pass was valid for one way journey with one person per vehicle to attend the wedding ceremony .
The passes were applied under the category of Death / Hospitalization of a person in the family . However, the description of emergency is reflected as my wedding ceremony , cousin sisters wedding and wedding ceremony of my sister respectively .
It has reveled after contact tracing , that 27 persons from Shillong attended the wedding and there are no records of passes issued to them, except five online passes .
Top officials of the state government including the health minister AL Hek and the director of health services (MI), Dr Aman War, does have an answer as to how these persons managed to attend the wedding party at a time when the inter-state movement has been “banned” by the government.
They said that they have no information on permission granted to them to go and attend the said wedding party outside the state .
The number of active cases in the state has gone up to 36, taking the total positive cases to 81. 43 people have recovered from the disease, and two patients have died.