Police still verifying input about GNLA regrouping in Garo Hills: DGP

Meghalaya Govt to set up a separate Directorate of Forensic Sciences

SHILLONG, MAY 16: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr LR Bishnoi on Tuesday said the state police are still verifying the input regarding the regrouping of the GNLA in Garo Hills region.

Speaking to reporters, Bishnoi said, “The input will remain as input till it is verified. Once the verification report is received at our hand then only I will be in a position to come and talk to you on this.”

“All the district SPs are verifying this input in their respective areas. Once verification is completed they will submit their report to us. We have not fixed any timeline as it may take time as some interior areas are there. They have to check and cross check from each and every remote area. I think within a week they will probably submit their reports,” he said.

“Once the reports are received from all the districts we will be in position to say what the authenticity of this input is,” he added.

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Deputy CM convenes meeting with state police, BSF over killing of a civilian

Meghalaya Govt to set up a separate Directorate of Forensic Sciences

SHILLONG, MAY 16: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr LR Bishnoi on Tuesday informed that a meeting was convened by the Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Home Prestone Tynsong with the state police and BSF officials.

Speaking to reporters, Bishnoi said the state police have insisted that the BSF to handover the three personnel involved in the killing of a civilian recently at Mawshun village.

“That is what we insisted that as per court order they (BSF personnel) should be handed over. Let see he (Tynsong) will discuss with the higher authority because central government employees there are certain provisions are there so they have to go as per their provisions,” the DGP said.

According to him, the case is under investigation and whole matter is subjudice.

When asked, Bishnoi said that the BSF has assured during the meeting to take follow up action as per their Act.

Roning Nongkynrih of Jalynteng village, was shot dead by BSF personnel while he was ferrying cattle in a lorry.

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MSL 2023: Khliehmawlieh start with huge win against Atong Matgrik

Shillong, May 16: Khliehmawlieh Youth Club started their campaign in the Meghalaya State League 2023 with a huge 7-1 victory in Group D against Atong Matgrik FC at the Chandmari Ground Tura today.

The other two results of the day saw Rangdajied United FC held to a 1-1 draw by Ladthadlaboh SC at the Kiang Nangbah Stadium in Group B’s Jowai, while Langsning FC came through against Umkseh SC 3-1 in Group A’s Shillong at the MFA Turf.

All seven of Khliehmawlieh’s goals were scored by different players, with Rodyson Dkhar (14′) giving them the lead and team mate Sharan Sing Nonglang (20′) adding a second a few minutes later. Atong Matgrik pulled a goal back in the 36th minute through Rakchuwell Marak and 2-1 in favour of Khliehmawlieh is how the first half ended.

It changed dramatically in the second session, however, as a flurry of goals were buried into the Atong Matgrik net, starting with Istarbon Marngar (69′), who was followed by Lenny Kravity Lyngdoh (71′), Dadap Marwein (73′), Kynjai Marthong (83′) and substitute Rishotbor Lyngdoh (90’+3).

Over in Jowai, Rangdajied seized the lead through a near impossible long-range strike by Knerktilang Buam in the 12th minute. The ball had come to him through a poor pass by Ladthadlaboh and he only took a couple of touches before unleashing a screamer from 30 yards out.

The lead lasted less than 20 minutes, though, as an unmarked Ebanskhem Nongtdu tapped in a cross from the right in the 31st minute to restore parity and despite the all-out attempts from both clubs, the match ended square at 1-1.

At the MFA Turf in Shillong, Roikhihbha Nongtdu gave Langsning the best start imaginable with a brace within the first 10 minutes of the contest against Umkseh.

Milancy Khongstia picked out Nongtdu with a diagonal in the sixth minute and the No. 7 left-footed the ball into the net. Just three minutes later Khongstia sent the ball forward for Nongtdu again and, this time from a tighter angle, he scored with the shot coming off the upright before going in.

Umkseh did not give up the fight, however, as they found a goal of their own through a sensational free-kick by Kyrshan Khongsit (54′) from just outside the box, with the Langsning goalkeeper perhaps a little too far forward to deal with the attempt. Langsning, though, restored their two-goal margin through Arnesius Marwein (57′), who finished off the job after his team mate Wilbert Marbaniang’s header was blocked.

There will be just the one match tomorrow and it will be between Rymbai Iawpynsing SC and Niaw Wasa United at 2:30pm in Group B at the Kiang Nangbah Stadium in Jowai.

Tomorrow’s fixtures:
Group A, Shillong – No matches scheduled
Group B, Jowai – Rymbai Iawpynsing SC vs Niaw Wasa United, 2:30pm
Group C, Mawkyrwat – No matches scheduled
Group D, Tura – No matches scheduled

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