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Meghalaya Dy Speaker�s vehicle torched

By Correspondent

SHILLONG, April 24 � Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai�s official vehicle was set afire by unidentified persons at Jaiaw this afternoon with the driver and Personal Security Guard narrowly escaping the attack. Shullai, however, was not in the vehicle.

The incident occurred after the Dy Speaker�s vehicle went to Jaiaw area for some official work of the Assembly together with a PSO and the driver Balajied Muktieh when some unidentified persons forcibly took the parked vehicle and set it ablaze, police said.

Today�s incident is the third case of vehicle being torched, after a Government vehicle and a truck were set afire yesterday.

The spate of violent incidences occurred after the Khasi Students� Union, Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People and other organisations called a protest rally yesterday against alleged inclusion of doubtful voters in the electoral rolls. The organisations claim that some of these D-voters have political blessings.

The organisations have also called a two-night road blockade in four districts of Khasi-Jaintia Hills region on April 25 and 26 from 8 pm to 5 am.

The Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh held a meeting with top officials to take stock of the law and order situation. He said that since the matter relates to electoral rolls, feedback from the Election department would be sought. Moreover, he appealed to the organisations not to agitate, but take avenues prescribed under the law.

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Meghalaya Dy Speaker�s vehicle torched

SHILLONG, April 24 � Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai�s official vehicle was set afire by unidentified persons at Jaiaw this afternoon with the driver and Personal Security Guard narrowly escaping the attack. Shullai, however, was not in the vehicle.

The incident occurred after the Dy Speaker�s vehicle went to Jaiaw area for some official work of the Assembly together with a PSO and the driver Balajied Muktieh when some unidentified persons forcibly took the parked vehicle and set it ablaze, police said.

Today�s incident is the third case of vehicle being torched, after a Government vehicle and a truck were set afire yesterday.

The spate of violent incidences occurred after the Khasi Students� Union, Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People and other organisations called a protest rally yesterday against alleged inclusion of doubtful voters in the electoral rolls. The organisations claim that some of these D-voters have political blessings.

The organisations have also called a two-night road blockade in four districts of Khasi-Jaintia Hills region on April 25 and 26 from 8 pm to 5 am.

The Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh held a meeting with top officials to take stock of the law and order situation. He said that since the matter relates to electoral rolls, feedback from the Election department would be sought. Moreover, he appealed to the organisations not to agitate, but take avenues prescribed under the law.