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Meghalaya: Highway dacoits gang busted in NH–62, cops on the hunt for more

TURA | June 16, 2019:

A ‘notorious’ group of dacoits have been arrested by the police in the wee hours of Monday. The group that had been active on the NH – 62 were arrested after a night long raid conducted by the police in North Garo Hills.

The three criminals arrested have been identified as Sental M Sangma (18), Willi M Sangma (21) and Bibibirth M Sangma (27). All three are residents of Mejolgre Wanso in Rongmil under Rongjeng PS in East Garo Hills.

The three arrested were part of a larger gang of criminals who were involved in various cases of loot and dacoity along the NH – 62.

The operation was carried out this morning by the Kharkutta PS along with the Wageasi OGC, between 3-5 am. Sources said that other members from the group were on the run after the three were arrested by the police.

“Based on information from our sources, a joint operation was launched on the night of June 15. In the raids three hardcore criminals were arrested and other members of the group have absconded. Weapons used by the criminals were also seized during the operation. We recovered one country made SBL gun from the gang,” said SP in charge of NGH, Billy Graham Marak.

The gang was involved in a series of highway crimes including firing upon a Bolero vehicles as well as stopping vehicles with the intention to loot. The gang is also suspected to attack vehicles by throwing stones at the driver, to cause injury and then loot them.

“We are doing our best to end dacoity on the NH 62 and efforts are on to nab the other members of the gang” said the acting SP.

 

Shillong rider, Winward Sangma creates history with BMX

SHILLONG | June 16, 2019:

In a matter of pride for the entire state and the Northeast as a whole, a 20-yr-old BMX rider from Shillong, Winward Sangma has set a new world record with his BMX a freestyle bike by covering 565 km within 24 hrs. (longest distance covered by BMX).

‘Missing’ doctors force villagers to take out protest march in Allagre

TURA | June 16, 2019:

The frequent absence of doctors and medical satff from the Allagre Community Health Centre (CHC) has angered the residents of the area forcing them to take out a protest march on Friday.

Samanda BDO nepotism case: ‘Favoured’ firm terms ‘jealously’ as base of allegations

TURA | June 16, 2019:

The Chitmang Enterprise, which recently made headlines along with the BDO of Samanda in East Garo Hills on allegations of nepotism, has denies all charges and termed ‘jealously’ as the base of all allegations.

“They see me as an obstacle, that is why they want me behind bars”, says Bernard on molestation charges

TURA | June 15, 2019:

The ugly feud between the Garo Hills-based NGOs and the former chairman of the ANVC (B), Bernard (Rimpu) Marak is far from over as claims and counter claims are being made by both parties against each other over several issues.

MDC’s driver electrocuted while trying to repair transformer

TURA | June 15, 2019:

In a tragic incident, the driver of the MDC from Dadenggre was electrocuted on Friday evening while he allegedly attempted to repair a transform in Ganol Songma village located on the outskirts of Tura in West Garo Hills.

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