SHILLONG, Nov 24: Meghalaya has finally cracked the identity of the mysterious ‘Salgro Areng’ who has been posting threatening messages as well as instigating armed rebellion on his facebook page ‘Meg Pol V/s public’. Police has identified ‘Salgro Areng’ as Solly Ch. Sangma (31) of Nikwatgre Najing Bazar and Johny A Marak (21) of Tura both of whom are GNLA militants and lodged in Tura District Jail.
Police swung into action when Areng, on October 13 through the FB page, threatened to kill one of the Police Officers of East Khasi Hills District and his family as he is involved in operational duties. A Suo Moto case was taken up by the District Police and during investigation it was ascertained that the threat was uploaded from Tura District Jail.
SHILLONG, Nov 24: Indicating that there may be a possible reshuffling of portfolios Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Monday said the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has also been briefed on the issue related to the resignation of the State Home Minister Roshan Warjri.
“We have apprised the AICC on the matter (resignation). Our system is such that we remain connected,” Dr Sangma, who just arrived from New Delhi, told reporters here on Monday.
TURA, Nov 24: Phulbari police personnel under the West Garo Hills (WGH) district have cracked the XI MBOSE question paper leak case after investigations pointed to the same being circulated by the son of one of the principals of a school in the plain belt of the district.
Police apprehended the son (name withheld) of the headmaster of the Bikkonggre HS School, Shahjamal Hazarika in this connection. The son of the headmaster is a class IX student of the Janapriya HS School in Bholarbitha.
Acting on a complaint of the Deputy Controller of Examinations of MBOSE, TR Laloo, the police began investigations into the leak.
SHILLONG, Nov 24: In spite of a total amount of Rs 22 crores, the PHE department has not been able to provide water supply to the residents of a housing project at Mondoltilla, Tura.
This issue was brought to light by the independent legislator from Garo Hills, John Leslee K Sangma on Mondayduring the winter session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
“Even after spending Rs 22 crores, the PHE department has not been able to provide water supply to the residents of the housing project for the past two years,” Sangma informed the Assembly on Monday.
Sangma also pointed out that it is ironic that even after so much money has been spent, the residents of the housing project have to depend on a ring well for water supply.
TURA, Nov 24: An engineer of the National Building Construction Company (NBCC) was kidnapped early Saturday morning from near the Border Outpost (BOP) of Rongara in South Garo Hills (SGH) distrcit. The incident took place about 150 kms from the town of Tura.
Interestingly, according to the police, the abductors stated that they are part of the ANVC(B), which has already signed the tripartite peace pact with the central and state government. However, the veracity of the claims of the militants could not be ascertained.
SHILLONG, Nov 24: A Nigerian national was arrested on Monday from the national capital by Meghalaya police after he duped a woman from Shillong of Rs 12 lakhs after befriending her through a social networking site.
“We have arrested Chazurike Uche Click from Tigri, T. Point, New Delhi,” East Khasi Hills (EKH) district Superintendent of Police (SP), M Kharkrang informed while adding that on November 6, police received an FIR from a lady of Mawlai Kynton Massar to the effect that she had been chatting with a Facebook friend, Eric Jack, who claimed to be a resident of the United Kingdom. During chatting, the friend promised her parcels containing valuables and some money.