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2 security personnel suspended in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, March 12 - Two security personnel were today suspended for allegedly firing at three traders and seriously injuring them in Meghalaya�s North Garo Hills.

�Sub-inspector WD Sangma and a commando of the State�s Special Force have been suspended and are back to their parent units,� SP Dalton Marak said today adding they were suspended after a probe.

Earlier, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had assured the State Assembly of a judicial probe into the March 6 incident following which an angry mob had set afire a police station and five government vehicles.

The traders, who were returning from a weekly market, were fired at after the vehicle they were travelling in did not stop at a police check point. The security personnel present on the spot apparently suspected the occupants to be armed militants and fired at them, State Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh had said.

The injured persons were rushed to a local hospital and later shifted to a hospital in Guwahati. Their condition has improved, the officials added. � PTI

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2 security personnel suspended in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, March 12 - Two security personnel were today suspended for allegedly firing at three traders and seriously injuring them in Meghalaya�s North Garo Hills.

�Sub-inspector WD Sangma and a commando of the State�s Special Force have been suspended and are back to their parent units,� SP Dalton Marak said today adding they were suspended after a probe.

Earlier, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had assured the State Assembly of a judicial probe into the March 6 incident following which an angry mob had set afire a police station and five government vehicles.

The traders, who were returning from a weekly market, were fired at after the vehicle they were travelling in did not stop at a police check point. The security personnel present on the spot apparently suspected the occupants to be armed militants and fired at them, State Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh had said.

The injured persons were rushed to a local hospital and later shifted to a hospital in Guwahati. Their condition has improved, the officials added. � PTI