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Meghalaya team to review situation in Muktapur
Correspondent SHILLONG, MAR 3:
Published on 3 Mar. 2010 11:59 PM IST
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The Meghalaya government today sent a team to review the overall situation in Muktapur along the Indo-Bangla border after a series of firing between the Border Security Force and Bangladesh Rifles. State Revenue Minister Dr RC Laloo is visiting the area along with two Congress MLAs --- Lahkmen Rymbui and Comingone Ymbon --- to assess the ground situation arising of recent firing, Chief Minister DD Lapang told reporters here. He said the team would assess the situation and condition of displaced people lodged in camps and submit a detail report to the government. More than 200 people have shifted to safer grounds following the series gun battles between the BSF and BDR last month. “An amount of Rs 2 lakh has been released to provide relief assistance to the displaced people,” Lapang said, adding that “more money” would be made available to the displaced people once the report of the minister and MLAs is received by the government. Earlier in the day, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the main Opposition in the State, has demanded adequate security and relief for the affected families in Muktapur village. NCP leader and Leader of Opposition Conrad Sangma yesterday visited Muktapur and took stock of the situation. The Nationalist Congress Party team, which interacted with the locals, said the situation was still tense and fear had gripped the minds of people. ‘’We apprehend that more families might move out of Muktapur to safer grounds if the situation does not improve soon,’’ Sangma said, while urging the state government to take up the matter with the Centre as ‘’the issue of adverse possession’’ could be solved only at the highest level.

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