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NHRC team reviews May 31 incident in Shillong

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Shillong, June 27: A three-member delegation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday met police officials of the state and as well as the CRPF personnel in Shillong to record their statements on May 31 incident and the subsequent events that followed it.
The NHRC team is visitng the city after it received direction by the Commission.
Superintendent of Police (City) Steve A Rynjah was among the senior officials of the state who deposed before the Commission at Hotel Pinewood. It may be mentioned that Rynjah was injured when he was attcaked by protesters at Motphran on June 1.
However, the NHRC team refused to interact with the media. The team will leave Shillong on Friday.
As per the official schedule, the NHRC team will examine witnesses such as executive magistrates deployed in the city during the clash on May 31, the officer in-charge of the police team deputed to control the situation, the officer in-charge of CRPF deputed for dispersal of the mob, the doctors who treated the injured, including police and CRPF personnel, members of the Sikh community, council members or any other independent witness.
Meanwhile, the NHRC team has also sought a detailed incident report from district magistrate, copy of the proposal initiated for relocation of the Sikh people, report of the Superintendent of Police regarding the safety and security of the Sikh residents, copies of the FIRs registered and copies of the medical reports of the injured persons and policemen.
Among other things the NHRC team will also examine the executive order promulgating curfew, CCTV footages, photographs, video clips or news reports related to the May 31 incident and copies of the daily situation report of the police.

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