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MHRC seeks detailed report from EKH Superintendent of Police

By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, July 10: Meghalaya Police have registered a case suo motu on the alleged assault of some labourers and a technician from a Delhi firm hired for paving work at the JN Stadium which is being renovated for the upcoming Durand Cup.
“We have taken up a suo-motu case. The case has been registered and it is being investigated,” said a senior police official on Wednesday.
The incident of assault caused panic among the workers. They were assaulted allegedly by the members of the KSU when they went to check labour licenses.
Shillong is set to host one of the group stages of the 133rd edition of the Durand Cup, Asia’s oldest football competition, commencing on July 27. For now, it seems, preparations have been marred by these attacks. It is unclear whether the labourers are willing to continue with the stadium finishing work.
The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission also registered a case suo motu and sought a detailed report from the East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police on the incident.
KSU continues checking of documents in city
Despite the registration of the cases, the KSU has continued its drive towards detecting labourers working without proper documents.
The union claimed that its members detected over 120 labourers without valid documents from various construction sites in Laitumkhrah and Malki.
The drive of the KSU is in protest against the delay in the implementation of an anti-influx mechanism such as MRSSA and Inner Line Permit or ILP.
As per reports, the KSU detected 62 labourers without proper documents and work permit from Laitumkhrah and they were asked to return to their respective states.
The KSU Malki circle also detected 62 labourers working without any work permit.
According to the KSU, 62 of the labourers did not have work permit while 13 did not even have EPIC card. Thirty-three were from Assam and 29 from Bihar.
The checking of licenses and documents comes after the KSU erected an ILP check gate at Pahammawlein village along the National Highway 6 in Ri-Bhoi district on July 6 to prevent the entry of suspected illegal migrants into the state.
The check gate was dismantled by Ri-Bhoi Police the same day.


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