From Staff Correspondent
SHILLONG, Jan 11: Following the IED blast at Williamgar on Saturday, Meghalya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma held a high level meeting to review the law and order situation in the Garo Hills districts on Monday.
Attended by the Additiol Director General of Police (Law & Order) S.B. Singh, Inspector General of Police (Law & Order) G.H.P. Raju, Inspector General of Police (SB/Bdr) in charge Western Range FD Sangma and Superintendents of Police of Garo Hills districts, the Chief Minister discussed about preventive measures.
The Chief Minister who was briefed about the overall security scerio in Garo Hills stressed the need for effective preventive measures with the active involvement of the people and issuance of appropriate advisories to all concerned so that any uttended baggage or any suspicious movement of suspected militants/crimils can be brought to the notice of the police.
Road communication, the Chief Minsiter observed, is required to be made safe and special precautions should be taken about the abandoned vehicles.
He cautioned that all wings of administration should be vigilant about the visitors to their offices and appropriate interl security audit should be done.
He also directed preparation of proposals to cover all district capitals under “the safe secure cities and towns” programme.
Police officers briefed the Chief Minister about the specific measure staken by the police forces after the blast.
Meanwhile, in an advisory, the West Garo Hills district administration has asked the public not to touch or lift unclaimed baggage, containers and similar suspicious looking objects lying abandoned in front of shops and public places. “This is to ensure effective, quick response and keep the citizens safe from any untoward incident which occurred at Williamgar market few days ago,” it stated. Four helpline numbers 03651- 222111, 90893-98451, 84158- 97291, and 87300- 65429 have been opened.