Prestone asks District administration to submit detailed report on Lum Survey incident

Minister Incharge of Home (police), Government of Meghalaya Prestone Tynsong on Friday held an emergent meeting with East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner SC Sadhu and superintendent of Police Rituraj Ravi at Secretariat.

 According to the sources, the Deputy Chief Minister Incharge Home (Police) Tynsong reportedly has sought a detailed report on the Lum Survey incident that happened yesterday. The administration is likely to include all the stakeholders as the sources informed that the administration is asked to take stock of the situation and to involve all stakeholders. The sources further said the emergent meeting also deliberated on various law and order issues in the district.

Meanwhile, the East Khasi Hills police has put various sections including that of  Meghalaya Maintenance of Public Order   (MMPO) against Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) leaders for carrying out an eviction drive against alleged illegal settlers at Lum Survey.

A case was registered yesterday and the sections put by the Police includes Case No. 159(05)2024 was registered at Sadar PS u/s 143/144/145/147/148/149/151/152/153A/427/452/461/506/120B IPC r/w sec 6/8 MMPO Act. Interestingly these sections are bailable.

Talking to Meghalaya News 24 earlier today, Superintendent of Police East Khasi Hills Rituraj Ravi said the sections of MMPO beside others have been put against HYC leaders.

Further, Ravi said, “It is a matter of further investigation.”

While assuring that the rule of law prevails, the officer said that investigation in this case progresses as per provisions of the law.

“The sections applied are strictly as per the acts committed yesterday and the sequence of events,” the SP said.

“We are maintaining highest vigil throughout the city and district so that such acts are not repeated and to discourage individuals or groups of individuals from taking law into their own hands,” he added.

 It may be mentioned that the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) on Thursday conducted an eviction drive against the alleged illegal settlers and dismantled their houses at Lum Survey.  During the drive, houses of alleged illegal settlers were broken. The HYC has taken up this eviction drive after the completion of the two weeks’ time given by the organization after the joint inspection was conducted by the district administration along with them.

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