After 6 days Meghalaya records another Covid deathPolice have registered a criminal case in Khliehriat police station on the IED explosion at Soo Kilo under Sutnga Elaka in East Jaiñtia Hills district.
The proscribed, Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) had claimed responsibility for the explosion.
Assistant Inspector General of Police (A), Gabriel K Iangrai in a press release on Saturday said, “A criminal case under Khliehriat Police Station has been registered and investigation of the case is in progress to establish the asseveration made by the general secretary cum publicity secretary of the proscribed militant organisation HNLC regarding the incident.”
Iangrai said that information was received from the headman of Sookilo village on November 26 that the inhabitants of the village heard an explosion sound at around 3.20 am.
“On identifying the place of occurrence by the villagers/shopkeepers, it was found that one comestible shop located at Sookilo market was completely destroyed as a consequence of the explosion, and debris were also seen scattered all over the market area,” he said.
Informing that the Superintendent of Police and other senior officers of the district immediately rushed to the scene of crime, Iangrai said assistance was also sought from the bomb detection and disposal squad who cordoned off the site and conducted the post blast investigation procedures.
According to him, there were no casualties reported and the impact created by the explosion was seen to have caused only minor damages to the adjoining shops.
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