Shillong: Following increasing pressure demanding removal of a CRPF camp from Mawlai, the state government held a meeting with CRPF officials to discuss a permanent site to relocate the CRPF camp. 

Speaking with mediapersons, Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Wednesday informed that the meeting was attended by various officials from the police department and the CRPF. Along with the home minister and chief minister, the deputy chief minister was also part of the meeting.

“Discussions were held on identifying a permanent site to relocate the CRPF camp. The CRPF plays a very important role in providing safety and security to the people of the state,” stated the home minister.

He added that they couldn’t arrive at a decision as yet but the process has started and that, in due course of time, depending upon the accessibility and security option, the government will decide at an appropriate time.

In August, the state witnessed an uproar from the residents of Mawlai, demanding the removal of the temporary CRPF camp. The residents of Nongkwar had alleged that CRPF personnel have taken advantage of the situation during the law and order situation and vandalised properties. 

The residents had also alleged that with the camp set up there, they didn’t feel any kind of security. Residents had claimed that with a CRPF camp there, their locality had become a hotspot for violence.

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