Shillong, April 6: During the month of March, the Special Infiltration Squad of East Khasi Hills District carried out an infiltration and verification drive in different construction sites within Shillong City. During the drive, 386 migrant labourers were scrutinized and their particulars recorded.
According to police since all are from different states of the country, intimation has been sent to the District Superintendent of the concerned districts from where they hailed for verifying the address and documents.
The East Khasi Hills district police informed that the drive by Special Infiltration Squad will continue.
It may be mentioned that last year a similar drive was carried out in Shillong as well as Sohra, Shella and Dangar areas of East Khasi Hills District. Verification drives were conducted in as many as 13 locations with a total number of 3,200 persons being examined out of which 252 persons were found to be without valid documents.
However, the majority of these people had approached police with valid documents within the seven-day deadline and they were let off.