Shillong, Aug 15: Meghalaya House Minister Lahkmen Rymbui resigned on Sunday amid stray incidents of violence marred Independence Day celebrations throughout the state amid protests over the dying of a former insurgent chief.
Rymbui additionally urged Chief Minister Conrad Okay Sangma to institute a judicial inquiry into the taking pictures of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, the self-styled normal secretary of the banned Hynniewtrep Nationwide Liberation Council who had surrendered.
”I hereby specific shock to the incident the place (L) Chesterfield Thangkhiew was killed following the raid of police at his residence exceeding the lawful tenets of the legislation,” he said in his letter to the chief minister.
”I want to request you to alleviate the House (Police) Division from me with instant impact. This may facilitate free and honest inquiry taken by the federal government to convey out the reality of the incident. I suggest judicial inquiry be carried out,” he added.
Rymbui informed PTI that his United Democratic Social gathering additionally backed the choice to step down. ”I’ve put forth my papers, after due session with my celebration management, to permit a free and honest probe into the killing of Thangkhiew,” he stated.
UDP, an ally of the Sangma’s NPP within the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance authorities, additionally urged for a judicial probe into the incident, which resulted in violent protests, Rymbui stated.
A supply near the chief minister stated the federal government accepted the resignation as the house minister was unaware of the incident.
The Meghalaya authorities has imposed a curfew in Shillong and banned cell web companies in at the very least 4 districts as vandalism and arson rocked the state capital and close by areas on Independence Day.
Thangkhiew, who had surrendered in 2018, was shot useless on August 13 when he allegedly tried to assault a police crew with a knife throughout a raid at his home in reference to a collection of IED blasts within the state.
Police stated they’ve proof that Thangkhiew masterminded the blasts after his give up.
with PTI inputs