Blast prompts security review in Meghalaya

A blast that injured eight people in a busy market place at Tura Saturday evening has prompted the administration in Meghalaya to review the law and order situation in the run up to the puja celebrations.

Shillong: A blast that injured eight people
in a busy market place at Tura Saturday evening has prompted the
administration in Meghalaya to review the law and order
situation in the run up to the puja celebrations.

The administration of West Garo Hills has convened a
meeting tomorrow to review the security arrangement ahead of
the puja festivities, deputy commissioner Sanjay Goyal said.

While no breakthrough has been made in the
investigations on the blast, Goyal said the situation was
normal even as he reassured that there was “absolutely nothing
to panic”.

The administration in neighbouring East Garo Hills
district also said there was a need to re-look the law and
order situation ahead of the pujas in the wake of the blast.

Eight people were injured, one of them critically and
two others seriously, when unidentified persons hurled a bomb
last evening at the main market place at Tura, the district
headquarter town of West Garo Hills.

Arun Rai, who was stated to be critical after
excessive bleeding, has been referred to a hospital Guwahati,
while two others were undergoing treatment at Tura Civil
Hospital.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma condemned the incident and
said it is an act of cowardice by miscreants who are a menace
to the society.

“The government will make every effort to investigate
into the matter and nab the culprits,” he said in a statement.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the
attack.

Not ruling out the possibility of local goons being
involved in the incident, a police spokesman said “all angles
are being probed”.

PTI

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