Two police personnel suspended in accident case involving Home Minister’s carcade

Meghalaya DGP takes up matter of Atukhal incident with Assam police

Shillong, Jan 15: Authorities on Saturday suspended two Meghalaya police personnel who were in the escort vehicle of Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui’s convoy on Thursday when it hit a bike.

The bike rider died on the spot while a pillion rider was seriously injured in the accident.

According to, police armed branch sub inspector Kromith Marak and Driver Constable Dimsrang N Sangma of East Garo Hills have been suspended until further order by East Garo Hills, Superintendent of Police.

The incident took place at Khera in East Garo Hills district during the movement of the Home Minister from Rongjeng to Williamnagar, police said.

The police gypsy escorting the Home Minister carcade at the tail collided with the bike coming from the opposite direction.

Police also informed that a regular case has been registered for further investigation.

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Conrad Sangma inaugurates two health centres in West Garo Hills

Shillong, Jan 15: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday inaugurated two healthcare centres in West Garo Hills – Community Health Centre (CHC) at Bhaitbari and Public Health Centre (PHC) at Chibinang in presence of MLAs S.G. Esmatur Mominin and Abdus Saleh.

Speaking at the inaugural function at Bhaitbari, the Chief Minister stated that the Government is committed to ensure better health services to the people of the region and the inauguration of the new CHC is testimony of the Government’s efforts to make quality healthcare accessible to the people.

The CHC building was completed a few years back, however, the process to upgrade the PHC to CHC was delayed.

The Chief Minister expressed happiness that the long pending demand of the people for the upgradation of the Bhaitbari PHC could finally be realised and assured that the Government will provide all support for manpower, equipment, accommodation for staff and other necessities required for the CHC to function efficiently.

Inaugurating the new PHC at Chibinang, he said that the Govt has been working to upgrade health care facilities across the State. He said that the Govt has made investment to provide better healthcare services.

He told the gathering that Covid-19 pandemic had posed a challenge for the government but with a synergetic effort it is working to create better health care facilities. He also informed that Govt is committed to ensure overall upgradation of health care services in the State.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister inspected the Water Treatment Plant at Bolbokgre village under Bhajamara CS Circle of Selsella C&RD Block, West Garo Hills. The project implemented under JJM, Ministry of Jal Shakti, has enabled several villages by providing safe drinking water under Bhajamara GS Circle benefiting hundreds of households. During the inspection the Chief Minister visited different households to witness household tap connections in the area.

He later had interaction with villagers of the village and assured that the Government is committed to fast track development in the region.

He also inspected the proposed site for construction of a new PHC at Batabari in West Garo Hills.

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