Shillong, Aug 3: Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has warned of police action against people who donate money to the banned HNLC.
He also appealed to the citizens to report cases of extortion.
“Anybody who has got this type of extortion or demand notes as the case may be, should report to the police and their names will be kept confidential,” Rymbui told reporters on Tuesday.
The response of the home minister is in the wake of HNLC allegedly serving demand notes to several big businessmen across the Khasi and Jaintia Hills region in the name of “income tax”.
He said a circular had been issued by the police in this regard. “However, complying with the demand will tantamount to helping the so-called anti national elements,” Rymbui added.
To a question, the home minister, however, refused to reveal the number of victims who were served with demand notes.
He assured that police are on the job to do what is necessary.
“We have given full authority to the police to solve this issue,” he added.