Meghalaya Police headquarters
Meghalaya Police headquarters in Shillong. Image credit - megpolice.co.in

Meghalaya Police on Saturday registered a criminal case against United Bangal Liberation Army (UBLA) for threatening to wage “conflict against the local populace of Meghalaya” and for “criminal intimidation” against the chief minister.

This has been confirmed by the Meghalaya Police in a press statement issued on Saturday.

“A criminal case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against United Bangal Liberation Army for criminal conspiracy, for threat to wage conflict against the local populace of Meghalaya and for the criminal intimidation against the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya,” the statement issued by GK Iangrai, AIGP (A), Meghalaya said.

The criminal case has been registered at the Cyber Crime Police Station, Meghalaya and investigation of the case is ensuing, it added.

Meghalaya Police appealed to all the concerned citizens to refrain from inciting breach of communal peace and harmony.

“If any person is found to be contravening the statutory provisions of law, stringent action will be taken against them,” the statement further said.

The action from the Meghalaya Police comes after UBLA issued a ‘non-negotiation letter’ on October 19, 2020.

The letter, issued in the names of Bikram De, commander-in-chief and Chandra J, secretary-general of UBLA, said “this is not a dialogue letter but an ultimatum to you and to whomsoever dares to touch the sentiments of the Bangali people”.

“Our Bangla Senas are ready to plot for an unimaginable situation in Meghalaya”, the outfit said.

It added: “Notwithstanding the demand of Gorkhaland by your Chief Minister, to recall his Excellency, there is no Gorkhaland in Bangal but in Nepal. If provoked, in any minute he will be in the list besides.”

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