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By Our Reporter


Candidates outside the Main Secretariat in the city on Friday. (TM)

SHILLONG: In a face-saving exercise the State police department on Friday night announced the results of the recruitment interview for selection into the 6th Meghalaya Police Battalion (Indian Reserve Battalion) after severe criticism earlier in the day from the candidates who gheraoed the Main Secretariat demanding immediate announcement of the results.

Inspector General of Police BL Buam called up The Shillong Times at 11:30 pm on Friday to inform that the results have been declared and candidates could see the detailed result on the notice board at the Police Reserve, Mawiong on Saturday morning. He also informed that the results would also be put up on the notice board at the office of the Superintendent of Police, Shillong, later in the day on Saturday.

Earlier on Friday, over one hundred candidates, including girls, who had appeared for the recruitment into the 6th Meghalaya Police Battalion, gathered at the Main Secretariat intending to meet Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh to inquire over the delay in the announcement of the result.

The candidates, hailing from various parts of the State, had come to Shillong after learning that the results would be announced on Wednesday last.

However, they were informed that the result was likely to be announced on Friday. When the candidates went to the Police Reserve to enquire about their results they were ill-treated by a senior police officer who refused to answer to their queries. Later, they met East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police AR Mawthoh, who was also unable to assist them.

The candidates then gathered at the Main Secretariat in an attempt to meet the Home minister. As the number of candidates swelled, police personnel deployed there quickly sealed off the entrance points to prevent any candidate from entering the premises.

Later, police allowed three representatives from among the candidates to meet the Home Minister.

Official sources informed that around 80 youth, including 69 women, would be appointed as constables in the 6th Meghalaya Police Battalion.


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