Govt asks DC to work out a permanent solution to problem faced by people of Mawshbuit village

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Meghalaya News 24 special

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday said that the state government has asked the East Khasi Hills district administration to work out a permanent solution with regards to the problem faced by the people of Mawshbuit village.

This came a day after 4 persons were injured when angry villagers who were stranded outside the gate set up by the 58 Gorkha Training Centre here, stormed the gate and had a minor scuffle with the army personnel at the gate.

Speaking to reporters, Tynsong said that the state government has entrusted the district administration to resolve the issue.

“The deputy commissioner is on the job and in fact, the first round meeting was convened by her today with the stakeholders (army authorities and village dorbar) and the issue was resolved temporarily,” he informed.

The deputy chief minister further said that the DC has informed that she will again have a joint inspection with the stakeholders to come up with a permanent solution with regards to the approach road which goes via the GTC campus.

“In case, if she (DC) feels she cannot resolve the issue permanently, the government will step in and accordingly take a call on the issue,” he added.

Tynsong said that the government at the level of the Chief Minister may even convene a meeting with the concerned GTC authorities and if need be with the defence ministry.

Meanwhile, the state government has also directed the DC to constitute an inquiry committee to be headed by an ADM for probing into the incident which led to the injury of the four persons.