TURA, July 12: The Mallangkona Area Development Organization (MADO) led by its senior residents met the state home minister, James PK Sangma seeking his assistance in the setting up of a police outpost in the area.
The meeting took place during a visit by the home minister to Mallangkona following which the home minister assured MADO of an early set up of an outpost in the area. Locals had earlier gone to the extent of identifying a location for the outpost though there was nothing done to further the cause of the outposts’ set up for quite a few years.
Further the home minister has given his consent to inaugurate the multi facility centre at the village on September 2018.
Mallangkona has recently been in the headlines following the illegal transportation of timber from Meghalaya to the state of Assam through the road going through the village. Local sources have stated that at least about 20 to 25 trucks of timber have been moving through on a nightly basis.
“We hope that with the coming of a new police outpost, these illegal activities will be cut down. Further it will be a huge help to the local populace to ensure peace and tranquility in the region. The minister’s words has provided us with a huge fillip,” said secretary of MADO, Batcheng Marak.