Meghalaya: Mukul Sangma orders ‘deeper probe into nexus’ between students’ union and extremists
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma directed the police to have a ‘deeper’ probe into the possible nexus between banned militant outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) which was opposing railway projects in the state.
“Since there is a claim, police are on the job to go deeper into this and find out if there is anything (nexus),” Sangma told reporters after chairing the meeting of the State Security Commission (SSC) held here.
The chief minister’s order came following a recent claim of HNLC that some KSU members had approached the outfit for “logistic support” and that it was ready to supply them with intensive explosive devices.
The HNLC has also demanded that the Congress led government invite KSU for talks and release its activists arrested after the May 27 violent protest against construction of a railway line at Ronghona in Ri Bhoi district.
A similar demand was also made by the opposition National People’s Party (NPP) in an open letter to state Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh yesterday.
Asked whether the government would invite the anti-railway group for dialouge, the chief minister said, “We will have talks and discussion as and when required. But let them stop all the criminal …read more