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Meghalaya Director General of Police, R. Chandranathan, contacted senior police officials of Assam regarding the incident of Khasi villagers being threatened at Atukhal village in Cachar District.
According to sources, the Khasi villagers are presently taking shelter inside a church, which is being secured by the police officials.
"The Sub-Divisional Police Officer of the area had visited the premises where the villagers are currently taking refuge and the matter is being supervised by the concerned police officials," Assistant Inspector General of Police, G. Iangrai said.
Iangrai requested the public to not circulate rumours which may incite a breach of communal peace and harmony.
Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that he will take up the matter with the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to speak to the Government of Assam for the safety and security of people living in that area.
Hmar Peoples’ Convention—Democratic (HPC-D) had demanded Rs 8 lakh from the Khasi residents of Cachar District, following a series of circumstances which led to the arrest of three HPC-D members by Assam Police.
The organisation has reportedly held the Khasi residents of Atukhal, Cachar district responsible for the arrests and threatened to shoot them.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)