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Governor hails CBI probe

Shillong, Feb. 12: Meghalaya governor Krishan Kant Paul today welcomed the decision to hand over the investigation into the death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania to the CBI and also urged the Centre to allay concerns of people from the Northeast who are residing in Delhi.

In a letter to home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Paul said: “The recent cases of violence in Delhi against students from the northeastern states have generated a sense of insecurity among them and serious concerns back home.”

He also said that a large number of young people from the state are in Delhi for their studies or employment and so it is necessary to allay their concerns immediately.

“The recent decision to hand over the case relating to the death of Tania to the CBI is welcome. I would urge the Union government and Delhi police to take adequate steps to create a conducive atmosphere for people of the Northeast to pursue their studies and occupation in Delhi and elsewhere in the country in peace and harmony,” Paul, who is a former Delhi police commissioner, said.

Women punished: Two women, booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, have been convicted and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for six months.

Recently, the court of special judge (NDPS), Shillong convicted Mawi Hmar and Vuli Hmar for their involvement in heroin peddling in Madanriting. The case dates back to September 19, 2012.

Police took up the case following a complaint lodged by social activist Irene Hujon. Inspector Simseng A. Sangma, who is the in-charge of the Anti-Narcotic Task Force, East Khasi Hills, Shillong, carried out the investigation.


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