Police summon HYC leaders over Lum Survey demolition

Shillong,May 27: The police have summoned the leaders of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) for carrying out eviction drive at Lum Survey.

This follows a case registered against HYC president Roykupar Synrem, vice president Donboklang Kharlyngdoh and assistant general secretary Isaac Basaiawmoit on May 23.


While Synrem was asked to appear before the investigation officer at Sadar police station on May 28, the dates fixed for Kharlyngdoh and Basaiawmoit are on May 30 and 31 respectively.

“During the investigation of FIR… registered at Shillong Sadar police station, it is revealed that there are reasonable grounds to question you to ascertain facts and circumstances from you in relation to the present investigation. Hence, you are directed to appear before me at 1 pm on May 28 at Sadar police station…Failure to attend/comply with the terms of this notice, can render you liable for arrest under section 41 A (3) and (4) of CrPC,” the notice issued to Synrem by Sub Inspector BS Sangma said

The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC) had already taken a suo motu cognizance pertaining to residents seeking help after demolition at Lum Survey.

The commission had issued a notice to the Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report on or before May 30.

Govt not happy with demolition

Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Home (Police) Prestone Tynsong said the process of verifying the credentials of the people residing at Lum Survey is still going on and that law will take its own course if they are found to be illegal settlers.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Tynsong said he had asked the deputy commissioner, East Khasi Hills SC Sadhu to call a joint meeting since the place belongs to the Defence Estate Office, Guwahati and falls under the cantonment board area.

He said a case is pending in the court and a hearing will be held in this regard on May 28.

Stand of HYC 

HYC president Roykupar Synrem said the concern of the organisation was regarding the settlers of Lum Survey engaging in drug peddling.

He also said the pending case is involving only three individuals and not the residents of the entire area.

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