OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, March 11: Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri said that the life of four slain policemen will not go in vain. She told this correspondent that “the killings will not weaken our determition to fight against the ant-tiol forces”, while stopping short of disclosing the new operatiol plans against the proscribed GNLA. “Our forces are committed to ensure that the law and order prevails,” Warjri said even as sources said that the Home Minister has been thoroughly briefed by the DGP after the GNLA onslaught on Tuesday in South Garo Hills district.
The killed policemen were given a befitting ‘salami’ at Baghmara, South Garo Hills district, even as the Inspector Genereal of Police (IGP) Western range H Nongpluh urged upon the forces to show more resolve in combating the militant groups.
Warjri also made a suo motu statement on the floor of the House on the killing of four cops.
Condemning the attack on the police personnel calling it a “cowardly act”, Warjri reiterated the government’s resolve to deal with all such elements with the full might of the State.
“No effort will be spared to elimite these attempts to create fear and terror vitiating the sense of peace and security. Law abiding citizens will and must be able to live in peace and harmony. All out efforts are also being made to bring the culprits of such inhuman and barbaric acts to justice,” Warjri said on the floor of the House.
Warjri also informed the House that an ex-gratia amount of Rs 7.5 lakh each will be given to the next of kin of the deceased, Rs l lakh will be extended to the seriously injured and Rs 50,000 to the other injured personnel.
“Special family-pension equivalent to the last salary drawn will be granted to the families of the deceased,” he said.
The Home Minister while paying her respect to the personnel of the Meghalaya Police who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty also conveyed condolences to members of the bereaved families.