Meghalaya Deputy CM Prestone emphasises regulating border crimes

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Shillong: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Home (Police) Prestone Tynsong today said international border issues pertaining to Meghalaya, particularly concerning crimes committed by Bangladesh nationals, require comprehensive collaboration and diplomatic efforts in accordance with international conventions.

Replying to a calling attention notice moved by NPP legislator from Sutnga-Saipung Santa Mary Shylla in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in regards to the murder of a man by suspected Bangladeshi nationals at Loomsoski village under Narpuh elaka, Tynsong said, “Even though, various measures have been initiated to provide security to the people of the border areas, but due to the porous nature of the border, especially in areas which are yet to be fenced, crimes perpetrated by Bangladeshi nationals have been reported from time to time.”

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On January 6, one Chiang Dhar (55) was brutally attacked and killed allegedly by Bangladeshi nationals while guarding betel nut gardens at Balisara, Loomsoski village.

“Despite the issues that persist due to international protocols, the Police department is leaving no stone unturned in its endeavour to deliver justice to the victim and the family members,” Tynsong assured while adding that the district police is not only expediting the investigation of the case but in collaboration with the Border Security Force a strict vigil is being maintained along the international boundary so as to ensure peace and security of the people residing along th

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