Seven Meghalaya police personnel injured in clash during public hearing in East East Jaintia Hills

Sunday, 22 Nov, 8.13 am

Seven police personnel, including a woman constable, were injured on Saturday in a clash with the members of NGOs in Meghalaya's East East Jaintia Hills district.

The clash erupted during a public hearing at old DC office at Khliehriat on expansion of a cement plant.

East Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) Deepak Palecha said the public hearing was organised in connection with the proposed expansion of the cement plant at Lumshnong.

As the hearing began, members of different NGOs barged into the venue.

Palecha said as per the COVID-19 protocols the public were asked to register and maintain social distance during the hearing.