Meghalaya police clarifies on Iongkhuli incident

Shillong, Jul 26: The Meghalaya police on Monday night clarified on the incident that occurred in Iongkhuli village, Ri-Bhoi district.

According to Meghalaya police, Public Relations Officer (PRO), G. K. Iangrai, the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeCL) erected electric poles in the village on the same stretch where Assam Electricity Board had erected electric poles in the month of January 2021.

“However, at around 11 am the Circle Magistrate Batistha Circle from Assam accompanied by senior police officials and a sizable police force came to the spot and dismantled the erected poles. The action of the Magistrate and the Assam police was met with stiff resistance from the people of the village, who protested against the unwarranted action of the Assam officials,” Iangrai said.

According to the Meghalaya police PRO, the officials of Meghalaya comprising of Additional District Magistrate, Superintendent of Police, Officer-in-Charge Khanapara Police Station, in-charge Pilangkata out-post immediately proceeded to the spot to pacify the matter and to deliberate with the officials of Assam.

Iangrai informed that at present the situation is under control and there have been no reports of any untoward incidents. 

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