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Shillong, Oct 24: Meghalaya Police on Saturday registered a criminal case under relevant provisions of law against United Bangal Liberation Army (UBLA) for criminal conspiracy, for threat to wage conflict against the local populace of Meghalaya and for the criminal intimidation against Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma.

“The criminal case has been registered at the Cyber Crime Police Station, Meghalaya and investigation of the case is ensuing”, said G.K. Iangrai, Assistant Inspector General of Police (A).

Through a press communique Meghalaya police has appealed all the concerned citizens to refrain from inciting breach of communal peace and harmony, and if any person is found to be contravening the statutory provisions of law, stringent action will be taken against them.

The Bengali militant outfit had issued the threat by sending a letter to the Khasi Students Union (KSU).

On Wednesday, KSU had put up banner reading “All Meghalaya Bengalis are Bangladeshis” in Shillong city, which is believed to have promoted this ‘outfit’ to issue the threat. The banners were put down by the police administration and warnings were issued against those trying to incident communal anger.

In an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Ichamati village in East Khasi Hills in February last, a tribal activist was allegedly lynched by a non-tribal supporting the Act, which had led to rift between two communities in the area.

Ichamati village is dominated by Bengali population and is located along the India – Bangladesh border.

 

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