SHILLONG, March 7 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today said that CCTVs would be installed in �as many locations as possible� here following last week�s violence that left three people dead. Meghalaya Police has put in place 30 CCTVs across the city and 28 of these are in working condition and monitored round the clock, a senior Home Department official said.
�We had a meeting with the Chief Secretary, DGP and Finance officials to ensure that CCTVs are put up in as many locations as possible on a war footing,� Sangma said. There is an urgent need to install CCTVs in populated areas, especially the Iewduh market, where a 29-year-old man was stabbed to death on February 29 by masked men, he said.
The Chief Minister also said security has been beefed up as eight companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and one company of Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed at �strategic� locations.
�A number of migrant workers in the affected areas have been given safe passage for their return along with food,� he said.
�It is the priority of the State Government to protect all citizens, both tribals or non-tribals,� Sangma said, adding more than 200 migrant labourers from Assam have been provided safe passage so far.
Meanwhile, the curfew imposed in Police Bazaar area was relaxed from 8 am till 8 pm and in Iewduh market area from 5 am till 4 pm, officials said.
�No untoward incident was reported during the curfew hours. The situation has become normal, but it is under close watch,� Assistant IGP Gabriel Iangrai said.
Violence had erupted in Shillong and its outskirts under the East Khasi Hills district since February 28 following the death of a Khasi Students� Union member during an anti-CAA rally at Ichamati.
Eight people have been arrested and a magisterial inquiry has been instituted to investigate the incident. � PTI