Cops suspended : NGH, Meghalaya firing incident

Tura, March 13 : Two Meghalaya Police personnel Sub-inspector WD Sangma and a commando of the state’s Special Force have been suspended for allegedly firing at three traders and seriously injuring them in North Garo Hills district on Monday Last. While carrying up the incident that broke out the protest of thousands to the streets of North Garo Hills District of Meghalaya .

According to the sources the vehicle that were travelling could not see the police check point due to the darkness, leads the police official to suspect and react which leads to the serious fault of Law-Enforcement

A mob had torched a police station and five government vehicles in protest.The home minister had visited Resubelpara, where the incident had taken place, to gauge the situation. Local NGOs had submitted a memorandum to him seeking action against the police personnel responsible for firing at the civilians.

The condition of the three traders, who are currently undergoing treatment at a private nursing home in Guwahati, had improved, hospital sources said.

The incident had been widely condemned in the state legislative assembly, the budget session of which is currently under way. Members of both the opposition and the ruling benches had sought a judicial probe into the incident, prompting the chief minister to announce one.

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