Even as Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, is slowly reclaiming normalcy, the security agencies are not taking the developments lightly.
According to sources in the security agencies, a thick security cover will remain in place for some more time, particularly in the vulnerable areas that witnessed flare-up of mob violence during the last few days.
As many as 15 companies of central armed paramilitary forces are posted in vulnerable areas parts of the city. Six companies of SF-10 and five companies of CRPF from Garo Hills are also stationed in Shillong.
In addition, two Meghalaya police battalions have been deployed to maintain law and order duty.
No change in curfew timing: Meanwhile, the district administration said that there will be no change in the curfew timing on Saturday.
Curfew was relaxed from 7 am to 4 pm on Friday in vulnerable areas while the curfew will be effective in the Shillong agglomeration from 8 pm to 5 am.
Land survey: Meanwhile the high-level committee on relocation of Punjabi Lane residents will ask the Directorate of Land Records and Survey to immediately conduct a detailed land survey in the locality.
While interacting with media after a meeting on Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who is heading the committee, disclosed that the directorate will be given 10 days time to complete the land survey of Punjabi Lane (Them Iew Mawlong).
The survey is likely to start next week.
Rioters released on bail: On the other hand, 13 rioters among more than 50 arrested during the recent mob violence in Shillong have been released on bail on Friday by a local court.
Police had arrested several protesters since May 31 on charges of arson, stones pelting and damaging public and private properties.
The rioters were arrested from different parts of the city and many FIRs have been filed by police personnel against the agitators for causing injuries to them.
Among the arrested also include a 17-year-old juvenile.