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Meghalaya Police register case against Bengali outfit

Meghalaya Police appealed to all the concerned citizens to refrain from inciting a breach of communal peace and harmony

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GUWAHATI: Meghalaya police on Saturday registered a case against United Bangal Liberation Army (UBLA) in the state and accused the organisation of criminal conspiracy.

The state’s police in an official statement said that it has registered the case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against UBL for criminal conspiracy, for the threat to wage conflict against the local populace of Meghalaya and for criminal intimidation against the chief minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma.

The case was registered UBLA issued a ‘non-negotiation letter’ on October 19 saying that the outfit wanted to give an ultimatum to the Meghalaya government and to whomsoever dared to hurt the sentiments of the Bangali people living in the state.

In the letter, UBLA commander-in-chief Bikram De said, “This is not a dialogue letter but an ultimatum to you and to whomsoever dares to touch the sentiments of the Bangali people. Our Bangla Senas are ready to plot for an unimaginable situation in Meghalaya.”

Police said they have registered the case at the Cyber Crime Police Station, Meghalaya and investigation of the case was ensuing.

Meghalaya Police has also appealed to all the concerned citizens to refrain from inciting a breach of communal peace and harmony, and if any person is found to be contravening the statutory provisions of law, stringent action will be taken against them.

“We request all the citizens to kindly refrain from inciting a breach of communal peace and harmony, and do not share or forward such content on social media,” Meghalaya Police said.