The petroleum workers' body also asserted that if any untoward incident takes place, it will be the sole responsibility of the Meghalaya government.
The apex body of petroleum workers in Assam on Thursday said it has stopped transportation of fuel to Meghalaya, following reports of attacks on vehicles from Assam in the backdrop of violence along the inter-state border that left six people dead.
The Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU) shot off separate letters to all PSU oil marketing companies, including IOC, HPCL and BPCL, and informed these entities about the union's decision to not load fuel in tankers.
A senior official at the IOC's northeast headquarters in Guwahati confirmed receipt of the letter, while a spokesperson of Numaligarh Refinery, from where BPCL sources its products for Meghalaya, said the "official concerned" is yet to receive it.
No immediate comment could be obtained from the HPCL officials.
Pointing out the attacks on vehicles with Assam number plates in Meghalaya, the APMU, in the letter, said, "Our members are afraid to go...for supplying petroleum products".
The union stressed that safety and security of the transporters as well as the products are first priority in the current situation.
"Therefore, we have decided not to take any load from today onwards until and unless Government of Meghalaya assures us (of) the safety and security of T/T (tank trucks) crews," the APMU said.