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By Our Reporter | Shillong, July 18, 2018: 

A week after the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) building came under attack from unknown miscreants, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been set up to probe into the incident and the motive behind the petrol bomb attack.

Disclosing this information, East Khasi Hills SP, Davis NR Marak said that the SIT will be headed by EKH SP (City), Steve Rynjah and will also include the Additional SP (headquarters), the Officer Incharge of Sadar Police Station and two other police officers.

“We consider this case as top priority which is why the SIT has been constituted to speed up the investigation process,” said Marak.

It may be reminded that on July 10, unknown miscreants lobbed a petrol bomb at the MPSC building in the heart of the city. Earlier, witnesses had reported that two men came out of the building soon after the incident and suspected that the duo could be behind the attack.

“There are many angles to this incident. At present, we are not ruling out anything and as far as the witnesses report is concerned, we have taken the sketch of the two men based on the description given by the witnesses. The two men were alleged of coming out of the building soon after the petrol bomb was lobbed,” Marak told newsmen here on Wednesday.

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Furthermore, the district police chief said that one of the eye witnesses also alleged that he was pushed by one of the accused persons and sustained minor injuries. “Based on this, we are cross-checking with the CCTV footages recorded during that time,” Marak said while adding that though, there was no CCTV placed in that area, the police are trying to match the description with the footage caught on other cameras, placed in other locations/lanes leading to the MPSC building.

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“It could be professional rivalry, we also cannot rule out the possibilities on attempts to disrupt an important inquiry conducted by the Joint Secretary or it could be an inside job or probably it could be the works of disgruntle job seekers,” added Marak.

He also informed that the police are trying to ascertain whether the MPSC attack has any connection with the Shillong unrest.

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