SHILLONG, April 10 - Home Minister James Sangma today informed the Assembly that steps are being taken to resume development works to continue at Langpih, which has been stalled by Assam police.
Replying to a Zero Hour notice moved by Opposition Member from the Congress, Kimfa Sydney Marbaniang, Sangma said that Meghalaya Chief Secretary has written to his Assam counterpart to allow the developmental works to continue and a response is awaited in this regard.
Informing the House that Assam police, based on the orders of Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup district of Assam, have stopped work on February 25 this year, Sangma said, the work related to rural electrification under the centrally-sponsored Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, in two villages falling under Langpih.
However, the Assam police abruptly stopped the work threatening the labourers. The matter was reported to the Deputy Commissioner of West Khasi Hills district by the Executive Engineer of the project.
Temporarily the work resumed after the DC, West Khasi Hills and the Executive Engineer went to the project site and convinced Kamrup, DC to allow developmental works to continue in the area.
Thereafter, the work was again stopped by Assam police and some of the labourers were taken to the Assam police outpost in the area and later released.
Sangma said, a joint inspection of the work site was agreed upon on March 19 by the two sides, but the team from Assam did not turn up for the inspection on the scheduled date.