Government constitutes judicial enquiry into killing of ex-HNLC militant

Shillong, Aug 16: The cabinet on Monday has decided to constitute a Judicial inquiry into the killing of ex-HNLC militant, Cheristerfield Thangkhiew.

Informing media persons Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma said that the judicial enquiry has been constituted under the Commission of Inquiry Act, to look into the events that took place on the morning hours of August 13.

Sangma also informed that apart from the judicial enquiry, the cabinet has also agreed and decided to set up a peace committee, which will be chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and Cabinet Ministers Hamletson Dohling and Renikton Tongkhar Lyngdoh as members of the said committee.

The Committee will co-opt other members from the civil society including religious organisations and other stakeholders.

At the same time, keeping in mind the overall situation that is still prevailing in Shillong city, the cabinet has also decided that the curfew stands extended till Wednesday morning 5 am.

Also the government has extended ban on mobile internet data services for the next 24 hours.

The cabinet has also decided to constitute a sub-committee for security and law and order, which will be headed by the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister. This committee will look into the different aspects of law and order.


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