Shillong team visits Star Cement factory explosion site.


East Jaintia Hills police registered a case following an explosion at Star Cement factory premises as a team from Shillong visited the site on Sunday. The team collected the evidence along with the OC of Lumshnong PS.
Superintendent of Police East Jaintia Hills District, Deepak Kumar Palecha said that Police is still investigating to ascertain the exact cause of the explosion as he maintained that the improvised explosive device (IED) was not used for the explosion.
“Saturday night I got information from Start cement that some explosion took place then I along with my team rush to the spot and yes there was an explosion and it was not an IED because we could not find any digital evidence,” Palecha said.
“A team from the Shillong along with bomb disposal team, the dog squad and all came and they collected the evidence along with the OC of Lumshnong Ps and a case is already been registered under explosive substance act,” the SP said.
In the blast, two people sustain a minor injury as the matter is under investigation.
“I heard HNLC has claimed responsibility but as of now the investigation is on but we cannot say conclusively the reason behind the explosion,” he added.
“Two minor injuries are there amongst the people residing in those residential quarters,” he said adding, “ there was no casualty.”
The explosion occurred at around 2:40 am in the workers’ residential Krishna colony lane-3 inside Star Cement premises at Lumshnong area, a police official said.