Shillong: A tribal militant outfit has
threatened a cement company operating in Meghalaya with dire
consequences if it `confronted with the sentiments of the
A letter to Star Cements director, the banned
Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) said, `You are
directed to kindly rectify your behaviour by not confronting
the sentiment of the locals.
The letter issued by the group`s publicity secretary
Sainkupar Nongtraw and which was released to the media last
night, said, the outfit wanted the company to serve the larger
interest of all parties concerned.
Alleging that the company`s administration was
creating "chronic problems" for the local workers in the
company, HNLC said, "If the company fail to take this matter
seriously it will lead to a kind of confrontation which can
affect the long term interest of the star cement factory
The letter did not cite reasons for the warning and
the company officials said it was yet to receive the letter.
"The factory continues to maintain good relationship
with the people of the state," a company spokesman said.
The police said last month three employees of the
company were reprimanded and an FIR was filed against them for
manhandling a senior officer at the plant in Lumshnong in the
state`s Jaintia Hills district.
Company sources stated that one of the employees
identified as Ricky Shadap was suspended from the company on
the assault charges.