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SHILLONG |August 15, 2019:

 The Meghalaya Police K-9 Unit stole the show during the Independence Day celebration in Shillong on Thursday.

The K-9 Unit led by Inspector Sagar Sharma along with Narcotics Sniffer Canines were extensively used by Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF), East Khasi Hills District for conducting raids and detection of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in and around Shillong city, in recent operation against drugs.

The team with the help of their canines have successfully detected narcotic drugs on a number of occasions.

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The canines and team members are Narcotic sniffer dog ‘Brandy’ handled by Constable Kynshai Pillar Lyngdoh and Constable Reggienald Dkhar, Narcotic sniffer dog ‘Remor’ handled by Constable Kamal Sharma and Constable Romel Sohtun and Narcotic sniffer dog  ‘Saffi’ handled by Constable Clever G. Momin.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister who unfurled the National Flag in the state capital, awarded the Meghalaya Police K-9 Unit with the Medal of Honour and Appreciation Certificate for helping law enforcement agencies in detection of explosives, narcotics and crime scene tracking.

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The Chief Minister took the Rashtriya Salute of 26 Parade Contingents of  58GTC, BSF, CRPF, MLP, SF10, Assam Police, Meghalaya Police Training School, NCC boys and Girls, Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides, Meghalaya Red Cross Society, St.Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Little Flower Secondary School, Pine Mount School, Holy Cross School, Gorkha Patshala Secondary School, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Lakreh Memorial School, Christian Academy School, Meghalaya Police Public School boys and girls, St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Horse contingent of Assam Rifles Higher Secondary School and combined brass and pipe bands of Border Wing Home Guards, BSF and Assam Rifles.

Sangma also distributed trophies to the winners of March Past who took part in the Independence Day celebration to Pine Mount School, Loreto Convent School and St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School who bagged the first, second and third prize respectively.

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The other highlights of the day include cultural programmes, Independence Day Run, free cinema shows, fishing competition at Ward’s Lake, distribution of food packages by NGOs, variety show, music, dance, food court, vintage car rally among others.

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