Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Ex-HNLC leader’s encounter ‘Botched-Up’: Vaiphei inquiry report

First Published: 9th September, 2022 21:31 IST

Protests erupted in Meghalaya capital Shillong after the Justice Vaiphei inquiry report on the encounter of former HNLC leader Cheristerfield Thangkiew was tabled on the floor of the State Assembly

Protests erupted in Meghalaya capital Shillong after the Justice Vaiphei inquiry report on the encounter of former HNLC leader Cheristerfield Thangkiew was tabled on the floor of the State Assembly today.

The inquiry report said that while the operation was a well-laid plan, it was executed poorly, recklessly, hastily, and without proper application of mind.

The report added that it was a ‘Botched-up’ operation and failed in its objective of apprehending the deceased alive, who could have given valuable information to the police about the subversive activities of the proscribed HNLC.

The report added that the Tactical Team I carrying out the operation to arrest the deceased at his residence on August 13th at around 3 am was culpable for thoughtless and excessive use of force, which resulted in the death of the deceased, late Cheristerfield Thangkiew, which turned out to be avoidable.

The report also said that the forced entry into the house of the deceased in darkness and the subsequent killing of the deceased was a reckless exercise and tantamount to the disproportionate use of force, which resulted in the death of the deceased.

The report has termed the operation as a botched-up one that could have been better executed.

Also Watch:

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
Meghalaya Regional Committee on Border Row Meets in Ri Bhoi

Meeting chaired by DCM Prestone Tynsong discusses two areas in Ri Bhoi district for second phase of boundary settlement

30th November 2022
Banner
Run-up to Meghalaya Polls: Senior BJP Leaders Mawrie, Shullai to meet Assam CM Today, Finalise Poll Strategy

Three MLAs who resigned from their respective parties on Nov 28 too will meet CM Sarma

30th November 2022
Banner
M’laya CM Sangma Slams BJP for seeking Home Minister Rymbui’s resignation

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today, lashed out at the BJP for trying to gain a political mileage out of the Mukroh Firing Incident by demanding the resignation of Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui.

29th November 2022
Banner
Shillong: Miscreants hurl petrol bomb in Bangalipara

Shillong: Stray incidents of violence in Shillong continues. Unidentified miscreants target house in Mawbah.

29th November 2022
Banner
Meghalaya Govt to set up Border Outposts, Step up security along Assam-Meghalaya border

CM Conrad Sangma chaired a crucial meeting with leaders of all political parties and MLAs from bordering areas

28th November 2022