The Meghalaya cabinet has approved the creation of outposts in sensitive locations in Meghalaya along the interstate border areas with Assam.
Addressing the media person after the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said the cabinet today has officially sanctioned and approved the creation of Border Outposts at Mooriap BOP in East Jaintia Hills, Mukroh BOP and Tihwieh BOP in West Jaintia Hills, Rani-Jirang BOP in Ri-Bhoi, Umwali BOP, Lejadubi BOP and Langpih BOP in West Khasi Hills.
“We have also decided that the outposts will be officially sanctioned for Athiabari in West Khasi Hills, also we have decided that upgradation for the Outpost to Police Station will be done at Patharkhmah in Ri Bhoi and Kyrshai in West Khasi Hills,” Sangma said.
“We will ensure that we swiftly act and ensure that the manpower is there in the different locations and required infrastructure is also being created at the earliest,” the Chief Minister said.
The chief Minister further informed that suggestions had also come for Ri Bhoi District bordering Block 2, “But we had to review with local communities to ensure we get the correct locations. Have asked DGP Meghalaya Police to visit the areas and come up with the proposal for the areas of difference in Block 2.”
The decision comes a week after the incident of killing of five Meghalaya residents and one Assam forest guard on November 22 at Mukroh.