The city police on Saturday held a meeting with the people from the Northeast working in casinos, hotels, beauty parlours, malls, and security agencies to dispel their apprehensions over rumours and reassure them of their safety and security in Goa.

Addressing them at the police headquarters, Police Inspector of Panaji Police Station Rajendra Prabhudessai along with Police Inspector Traffic Cell, Panaji, Dharmesh Angle and Public Relations Officer John Aguiar urged them not to go by rumours being spread and not to panic.

The officers asked the Northeast people to contact the police for any clarification.

They were told to dial 100 and inform the local police in case they have any problem or in emergency.

The meeting was organised in view of a large number of people from the Northeast leaving for their native places from Bangalore, Chennai, and Pune following rumours that they would be attacked in the wake of Assam violence.

Margao police in South Goa registered a case against an unknown person for circulating hate MMS and SMS. Circulation of such sms and MMS has been banned in Goa, said a spokesperson of the police.