Meghalaya To Set Up Border Outposts In Sensitive Areas, Says CM Conard Sangma


Following last week’s violence in Mukroh, which killed six people, the Meghalaya administration decided on Monday to set up border outposts in vulnerable regions along the inter-state border, according to a statement issued by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.

The announcement came after the Chief Minister presided over an all-party meeting attended by local MLAs from Jaintia Hills, where they were briefed on actions taken and the state government’s future course of action in the aftermath of the Mukroh firing incident, which killed five local villagers and an Assam forest guard.

In a statement, the Chief Minister said, “I informed the political leaders that the Cabinet would meet tomorrow to finalise the list of the various Border Outposts (BOPs) that will be put up in sensitive areas.”

“Necessary steps will be made to make border inhabitants safe and secure,” he said. Sangma condemned the firing in Mukroh and observed a two-minute silence to mourn the dead. “The Mukroh firing incident is a personal loss to the state of Meghalaya,” he added.

“I have urged all political leaders to work together to restore normalcy and prevent further violence in the state”.

The Chief Minister also announced that the police have opened a probe into individuals involved in an assault and intimidation at the Shillong Civil Hospital last week.

Meanwhile, the state administration overturned its decision to restrict mobile internet services in the seven districts of the Khasi Jaintia Hills region affected by the November 22 Mukroh tragedy, in which six persons were killed after Assam Police opened fire.

According to officials, heavy security is in place along the Assam-Meghalaya border, where six people were killed in violent clashes.Section 144 of the CrPC was also still in effect at the clash site and surrounding areas.

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