Meghalaya police arrested one HNLC cadres in connection with bomb blast in Police Bazar

Shillong, Jan 31: Meghalaya police  swung into action to nab the culprit who are involved in the bomb blast that happen in Sunday night after few hours of the incident, based on reliable source information.

On the bomb blast that occurred in Police Bazar at the entrance on the shope Centre Paint  the police has apprehended and detained for necessary interrogation.

During the course of enquiry, he admitted his involvement and claimed himself to be the Area Commander of Shillong Region of the banned outfit- Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).

On his leading, a crude IED was recovered from the residence of his relatives located at Nongthymmai which was safely defused and duly seized in the presence of independent witnesses.

In this regard, a case was registered vide Shillong Sadar P.S Case No. 27(01)2022 U/S 120 (B)/427 IPC R/W Sec. 5 Explosive Substances Act and the investigation is in progress.

The police recall that on the evening of 30th January, 2022 at 6:39 P.M IED was detonated at entrance of the Centre Point building, Police Bazar, Shillong damaging the wall, windowpanes and signage of the shops located in the aforesaid building.

Following the blast, Crime Scene Unit (CSU) and a bomb squad rushed to the blast site. The place of occurrence was cordoned and necessary steps of investigation were taken, said Mr. Sylvester Nongtnger, IPS. Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills, Shillong.


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