KHNAM MLA urges CM to act against residents attending wedding party

SHILLONG: MLA of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) Adelbert Nongrum has sent a letter to the  Chief Minister Conrad Sangma  requesting for  punitive actions against those residents  who had gone to attend a wedding party  at Greenwood Resort, Khanapara, in sharp violation of COVID-19 protocols.

In a statement issued here, the MLA said the government should entrust the Law enforcement agencies to act against all those for such blatant show of negligence.

He also said that the soaring cases of COVID-19 in the state warranted disclosure of the patients’ names for easier contact tracing by be the state government besides raising awareness level among the people about the virus.

He observed that the wedding  at Khanapara had already compounded  the  COVID-19 cases in the state.

“I appreciate the District administration for filing FIR related to the  above mentioned wedding incident”, he said.

It may be mentioned that the police department has registered a case against the 41 people from Shillong for violating law and the health protocols while attending a wedding at Greenwood Resort, Khanapara last month.

Based on the directive of the government, the East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner on Sunday filed the FIR by name against the group that drove to Guwahati on June 27 for being part of the wedding ceremony.

The case is  being registered at Sardar Police Station under Epidemic Diseases Act and Meghalaya Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations 2020.

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