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JOWAI: The Joint Action Committee against Municipal in Jaintia Hills (JACAM-JH) will hold a public meeting on February 12 at Iongpiah Jowai.

In a press statement issued here, the JACAM-JH chairman, MH Dkhar informed that the public meeting had been called to make residents of Jowai aware of the disadvantages of municipality.

“The public meeting which was called earlier was cancelled after the government put on hold civic poll in Jowai following a High Court order”, said a statement adding, “we have again decided to hold a public meeting as the government is keen to nominate Ward Commissioners.

Meanwhile, the spokeperson of the Jowai Civic Awareness Committee (JCAC), SK Lato has clarified that he has resigned from the JCAC.

AR employee denies rape charges:The Assam Riffle employee Madanga Lyngdoh of Laskein village in Jaintia Hills, who was recently accused of rape, has denied the charge saying that the woman falsely charged him of raping her.

Lyngdoh said that he had a love affair with her for quite sometime and she frequently used to call him to her residence. “On January 22, the woman had called him and he stayed with her at her residence the whole nigh,” he said

“The next morning, she asked for some money and could not give her at that moment as I forgot my purse”, Lyngdoh said. “The woman has charged me just because I could not give her money”, he added.

5 trucks with boulders, sand seized: The Jowai Police along with Forest officials of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council on Monday seized five trucks loaded with boulders and sand. The JHADC CEM, Lamdibok Sumer informed that they received a complaint from some individuals in this regard. and he instructed his officer to verify the complaint.

Collection of boulders and sand from Myntdu river beside mining activities all along the river bank have affected the environment around the river, which supplies water to every household of Jowai town.

Earlier, the Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner under section 144 CrPC banned all mining activities and collection of stones and sands from Myntdu river.


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