Shillong, June 30: Home Minister, HDR Lyngdoh was asked to direct the state police to step up their action against various types of narcotic trades in the city and other anti-social activities, which posed threat to the security of the citizens.
The issue was raised by a joint delegation led by South Shillong MLA (NCP), Sanbor Shullai and UDP’s West Shillong MLA, Paul Lyngdoh who sought the intervention of the Home Minister to tackle the rise of drug users and peddlers and anti-social activities.
Paul told reporters that lack of focus and attention on the part of police would thereby encourage such illegalities to thrive.
The two MLAs also some buildings have become hubs of illegal activities not only for drug peddlers but flesh trade while asking police not to turn a blind eye, and such buildings should be sealed. In the name of scrap business, one building known as Cart building is being used by drug peddlers.
Paul also stressed the need to strengthen police outposts in the city so that they can handle the situation efficiently.
Shullai stressed the need to have regular interaction between the police and representatives of various Dorbar Shnongs for better cooperation and coordination.
In areas where there are floating population, the two MLAs also asked the district police to resume the process of registration of residents.