Two KSU activists held in Ichamati violence case

Court grants police custody for seven days

Shillong,,Apr 2: Two KSU activists were arrested in connection with the killing of two persons in Ichamati.

Police picked them up from their residences on Monday night.


“Two arrests were made from Sohra last night. However, details we will not be sharing at the moment in the interest of the case”, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Rituraj Ravi said on Tuesday.

They have been identified as Shamborlang Shati, Mawlong Sordarship, Sohra and Mesadapbor Skhembil, Sohra -both 26 years.

Both are the members of the KSU South Khasi Hills.

They have been taken to Sadar Police station and were produced before the court.

The lower court granted seven days of police custody.

Two persons from Ichamati identified as Ishan Singh and  Sujit Dutta , who were working in limestone quarries, were stoned to death on March 27. Their bodies were found at Ichamati and Dalda respectively.

The FIR filed by the family members of the deceased victims had named the involvement of the KSU and added that the incident took place after the anti-CAA protest in Ichamati.

Don’t cross the line: Prestone 

Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Home (Police) Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday asked both local and non-local NGOs not to cross the line as the law will not spare anyone involved in the murder of the two labourers.

“The message is very clear be it to our local NGOs or be non-tribal NGOs so-called that my request and appeal to all of them is please don’t cross the line, you can’t cross the line, let the law prevail as it is and the law will not spare anybody,” Tynsong told journalists.

“So, I would like to appeal and request all of them to refrain from such kind of incidents, which is very unfortunate to everybody. So, I would like to request all of them see the law is above everybody and from the government side, we will make sure that the law takes its own course,” he said.

On the law & order front in view of the incident, Tynsong said, “See the challenges are always there but we are prepared for it. Whatever law and order arises, we are there, we are capable to handle things and as I said my request is that any concerned NGOs, they should not add fuel unnecessarily to the incident because recently I saw I may call it fake statement made that they wanted to do this and that so unnecessarily fuel is added.”

“Also, I warn everybody don’t go beyond the limit of prescribed law because we are being guided by law, rules and regulations,” he said.

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