Bomb Threat: Security beefed up at educational institutions in Meghalaya
In an e-letter to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, the ‘Lawei ba Phyrnai’, which has identified itself as a ‘terror outfit’ formed by 37 well-qualified and talented jobless youth, had threatened that ‘bombs will go off every single week starting May 1, 2022’.
Updated 10 Apr 2022, 1:33 am
Security has been beefed up in educational institutions following a recent email threatening to plant series of bomb attacks, targeting such institutions in Shillong.
Special Director General of Police, Idashisha Nongrang said on Friday that investigation is on to nab the people behind the email.
In its letter sent via email to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma recently, the ‘Lawei ba Phyrnai’, which has identified itself as a ‘terror outfit’ formed by 37 well qualified and talented jobless youth, had threatened that ‘bombs will go off every single week starting May 1, 2022’.
Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Eastern Range), Davis NR Marak informed that a case has been registered by the cyber wing and crime branch police station and both are investigating the matter.
“We are serious about any threat and we will investigate seriously into this case,” Marak said.
Asked if the group has any link with the banned HNLC, the DIG said, “I cannot say and speculate at this point of time. We will be able to say who is involved in this case once we investigated the case.”
On the security of the educational institutions, Marak said that necessary instruction has been passed to the respective Superintendents of Police (SPs) to take precautionary steps.
“They have been asked to take all necessary precautions and security measures,” he added.
The police official however refused to divulge further information and said, “I cannot give you what we are investigating and how we are investigating but I can only say that we are investigating the matter.”
The e-mail reportedly read, “I'm also emailing you to let you know that I and 36 other well qualified and talented jobless youths have formed an outfit. A terror outfit, of course -- with free sponsored arms and ammunition -- whose capability and strength will come to display in a couple of weeks from now.”
“Our first target is the MBOSE building; next will be St. Anthony's School and College where I passed out from. And even NEHU where I received my diploma. And yes, we will keep planting bombs till you and your government comes up with a solution to employ ever single Meghalayan out there,” the e-mail reportedly further read.