Tura ( Meghalaya), July 24 : The district administration of the West Garo Hills on Monday issued night curfew in entire Tura town under section 144 of CrPC.
As per a notification, the order shall remain into effect until further orders.
CM Conrad K Sangma announced Rs 50,000 ex gratia for injured police personnel. Besides, all medical expenses would be borne by the state government.
Today , talks between Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and ACHIK took an unpleasant and violent turn in Tura after an unruly mob began pelting stones at the police, resulting in injuries to five security personnels.
A statement issued by Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) clarified that the protesting Civil Bodies had peaceful meeting with CM and the pelting of stones was initiated by vested interest “trouble mongers” This people were not part of the protest, and to create law and order problem had converged outside the CMO Tura in large numbers.
Earlier in the day a mob of more than a thousand gathered at CMs office in Tura while CM Conrad Sangma was having a peaceful discussion with agitating organizations for over 3 hours here.
According to reports, while the meeting was on, thousands of people gathered at the CMO Tura and started pelting stones. In order to control the mob, police had to fire tear gas shells to disburse the crowd. Five security personnel sustained injuries during pelting of stones by the miscreants.
The CM met ACHIK, GHSMC and other organizations spearheading the hunger strike at CMO Tura., while another group of civil bodies were called to the Circuit Houses .
CM Sangma had invited all protesting organization to come for a detailed discussion on winter capital and job reservation in presence of other cabinet ministers and stakeholders in Shillong tentatively on Aug 8 or 9 and appealed the protesting organization to call off their strike and come forward for discussion.