SHILLONG, Oct 15: Police on Tuesday night arrested six members of a car-lifting gang from Umiam Bridge, while they were escaping the city with a stolen Bolero. The gang was busted during a raid by city police based on a complaint of stolen Bolero.
The arrested persons have been identified as Gautam Tati, Prakash Purkayastha, Sunny Singh, Suresh Singh, Bimal Chanda and Birendra Chandra Das. Besides the stolen Bolero, two other vehicles - one Alto (ML05-K-0621) and a Tata Sumo Tourist (ML05-K-8797) - used by the car lifters were also seized.
Tura, Oct 15: Alarick J Sangma, the arrested police officer allegedly involved in the molestation of a minor girl from Tura has been charge sheeted in the case, according to police sources. Sangma was arrested two days ago on a complaint filed by a 16 year old girl and testified by the other two.
According to police sources, Sangma had invited the girls, one of whom he knew to have lunch in Rongram, about 14 kms from Tura, but drove them to Williamnagar instead. He then took them to his room and allegedly molested the youngest girl, who was 16. Two of the girls present with the reserve inspector were minors, while the third was only 20.
SHILLONG, Oct 14: It what can be construed as definite rip in All Regional Party Alliance (ARPA) which is at the helm of affairs at the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), three members of the Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) were absent from the ARPA emergency meeting called on Tuesday.
With the failure of the three HSPDP MDCs to attend this meeting, KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Adelbert Nongrum was left with no other option but to re-convene the meeting on Wednesday.
HSPDP leaders Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, who quit the CEM post last month, the Council’s chairperson Teilinia Thangkhiew and Pyniaid Sing Syiem, who had resigned on Monday from the deputy chairman’s post of the Council were the three MDCs who remained absent from the meeting which was convened to discuss the sudden resignation of Pyniaid Sing Syiem from the post of deputy chairman of the Council.
TURA, Oct 14: The Williamnagar murder case of a 15 year old took another turn after allegations made by the mother of the victim, Grikchina Sangma, of the girl being pregnant when she was killed and habitually being raped by the step father. The turn of events has led to the doctor performing the investigation asking for an expert to look into matter as the body was highly decomposed.
The murder of the 15 year old which has been mired in controversy after the discovery of her beheaded body was condemned by all sections of the state. Her body was discovered in the Khera Forest reserve after she had been missing for about a week.
SHILLONG, Oct 15: Observing the World White Cane Day, the Association of Challenged People, Meghalaya (ACPM) Wednesday demanded the state government to establish and implement standards for communities that will ensure universal access for all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the state.
“In this way, our environment can enable safe and independent travel for everyone including those who are blind,” ACPM president Gabriel Nongrum told reporters at a press conference held here on Wednesday.
SHILLONG, Oct 14: Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) Tuesday refused to drop its proposal to the All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) demanding three post of Executive Members (EMs) in the new Executive Committee (EC) led by Adelbert Nongrum in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
“We have decided to stick to our demand,” HSPDP spokesperson N Lyngdoh told reporters after a meeting of the party held here on Tuesday night.
While the HSPDP is already having two EMs in the new EC, the party is demanding for one more post in its fold.
It has proposed the name of Mawshynrut MDC Morningstar Mawsor as the EM in the new EC.
TURA, Oct 14: Continuing the offensive against the threat of militancy, the West Garo Hills police on Tuesday busted a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) camp at Sakalgre village, near Rongram, about 22 km from Tura in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills (WGH) district. According to information received, two senior cadres of the outfit managed to escape.
Police sources said senior cadres Baichung, an area commander and Jarek managed to escape after the attack on the camp. The exchange of fire took place around 12 noon.
The operation was led by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos and Special Operation Team (SOT) of WGH. “The militants opened fired at the approaching police personnel and we had to retaliate,” said WGH Superintendent of Police (SP), Mukesh Singh.