From a Correspondent
SHILLONG, July 3: On Monday night the Lumdiengjri police station in the city came under attack from unidentified miscreants.
According to police, at around 10:30 pm, armed miscreants opened around 20 rounds from AK-47 rifles partially damaging the police station.
Police also informed that the attackers fired from a location near the State Bank of India ATM which was located just opposite the police station.
According to police a group of three to four armed men fired at the police station injuring Bitu Hajong the son of sub-inspector MN Hajong.
Following the attack a security alert has been sounded by the police even as the proscribed Hynniewterp National Liberation Council (HNLC) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
HNLC’s publicity secretary, Sainkupar Nongtraw on his facebook wall posted, “Last night’s attack is just a small example of what lies ahead before our 25th anniversary.”
The Khasi outfit celebrates its formation day on August 14.
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police (City), Mariahom Kharkrang said that at present the case is being probed from all angles and did not rule out the involvement of militant groups both old and newly formed in the State.
Refusing to divulge much on the attackers, Kharkrang said, “We have got some clues and are looking into all angles of probability.”