Shillong: Security has been beefed up in the coal rich areas of Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills district after some organizations issued a quit notice to non-tribals in the area.
The district administration has asked the state home department to deploy an additional platoon of security men in the Lad Rymbai area of the district, official sources said
The administration has also decided to carry out joint patrolling by police and village defence party in the sensitive areas. Volunteers authorized by the administration
to carry out the patrolling can handover any law-breaker to the law enforcement agencies in accordance with the provision of law, the sources said.
The administration held a review meeting yesterday to discuss the safety and security of non-tribals residing in and around the Lad Rymbai area in the wake of the quit notice
issued by some organizations.
The meeting, attended by the deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and other senior officials, felt the need to upgrade the Lad Rymbai police beat house into a police
station and a formal proposal has been sent to the government in this regard.
The meeting also urged the organizations to withdraw the quit notice served to the non-tribals.