SHILLONG, June 2 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma along with senior Cabinet Ministers today held a �fruitful meeting� with Rangbah Shnongs (Headmen), senior citizens and women organisations to discuss the present situation in the State Capital here.
The headmen were from Mawkhar, Jaiaw, Wahingdoh, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Jaiawpdeng and Mission Compound.
The Headmen spoke about the hardship faced by the local residents of the area and requested the Government to immediately withdraw the Police force from the localities and stop firing tear gas inside people�s compound or houses.
Home Minister James Sangma said that the Police force has so far �exercised maximum restraint� and would continue to do so. He also informed the delegation that as per the demands made by the agitators, one person directly involved in the assault had already been arrested and currently under Police custody.
The delegation also sought for the removal and rehabilitation of the inhabitants of Sweeper Lane. Sangma informed the delegation that he had already sought for reports from all the concerned Departments, namely Urban Affairs and Revenue about the present status of the case regarding rehabilitation.
�After going through the reports, the Government would take necessary steps,� the CM told the delegation.
The Headmen of the above localities assured the Government that they will extend full cooperation to bring back normalcy in the area.