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HNLC harbourer involved in Laitumkhrah blast in police net

Shillong, Aug 11: Police on Wednesday arrested an HNLC harbourer for his alleged involvement in the Laitumkhrah IED blast incident.

He has been identified as Tenzing Khonglah.

According to the police, the arrested person is an over ground worker of HNLC and acted as a collaborator leading to the IED blast on Tuesday that injured two persons.

Earlier on Wednesday, a high level official meeting was held to discuss the matter.

Laitumkhrah market was closed on Wednesday as per the closure date fixed by the district administration due to Covid.

A visit to the blast site by this reporter, a day after the incident, revealed that besides destruction to a wall, the tea shop where the injured woman was working, was also damaged. A crater was visible on the ground and due to the impact of the blast, the splinters ripped through the wall and damaged the tea stall. Broken glass windows of a building were seen scattered close to the site.

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