By Eric Calvin Ranee
NONGPOH: Within three months of assuming charge as the first lady Home Minister of the State, Roshan Warjri on Wednesday visited Nongpoh, the district headquarters of Ri Bhoi District and held a review meeting with the district administration of Ri Bhoi District as to discuss on law and order and border issues.
The meeting was held on Wednesday afternoon at the office chamber of the Ri Bhoi deputy Commissioner Akash Deep and the minister was flanked by her parliamentary secretary W Sangma. The meeting was attended by SP Ri Bhoi District, C V S Reddy, A L Mawlong and I Mawlong, both additional deputy commissioners.
Talking to The Shillong Times after the meeting, Deep said that the Home Minister instructed to expedite investigation and deliverance of justice to the victims of crime against women and rape while expressing concern on the growing cases of rapes and crime against women in the State.
Informing Warjri on the ongoing encroachment including construction of entrance gate and SBI building at Sabuda and forced electrification of 15 villages of Hima Nongspung by Assam in border of Ri Bhoi District, Deep said that the minister told them that the government is taking up the matter with Assam government and they are still working out on finding a solution to the border disputes while she added that status quo to be maintained.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the minister apprised that there is no major law and order situation in the district hampering the normal life of the people and by large it is peaceful due to the hard works of the district administration and police department.
Deep said that they expressed their gratitude to the minister for coming all the way to Nongpoh for holding the review meeting and also for taking keen initiatives regarding border issues.
Meanwhile, Reddy said that the home minister directed the police department to be proactive with the people in border areas for early detection of encroachment and crimes.
Reddy also informed that the home minister also visited the housing colony of the police department. Other issues discussed in the meeting including improvement of housing for police personnel.