Meghalaya cops identifies cafe for posting threat mail

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Shillong, Dec 25 (UNI) Meghalaya police has identified a cyber-cafe in Shillong for posting an e-mail threatening to ''blow up'' various places in the capital and high security installations in the state.

The Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), a Sikh terrorist organisation, had sent an e-mail to a local English daily and threatened to explode bombs in Shillong by the end of this month to revenge the Khasi Students' Union for committing atrocities on people from Punjab residing in Sweepers Colony (Punjabi Colony) in Iewduh.

The email threat was sent by one Balwinder Singh, who claimed himself to be regional commander (North East) of Babbar Khalsa International.

''We have identified the cyber cafe, and now we are tracing the person who posted the threatening mail,'' Meghalaya Director General of Police B K Dey Sawian told UNI here today.

He said the persons involved in the crime will be arrested soon.

Mr Sawian added that the mail was sent from a cyber-cafe in greater Shillong area.

''We have taken a serious note of the purported threat and accordingly a case has been registered in the CID police station,'' the police chief said.

The purported Babar Khalsa's threat came after the state government planned to shift residents of the Sweepers' Colony to Nongmynsong on the outskirts of Shillong.

Some residents of the colony, even filed a case in the court against the government's move and the matter is still pending.

City Gurudwara and Harijan Panjayat Committee (CGHPC) and Khasi Students' Union (KSU) has condemned the bomb threat to Shillong.

''We strongly condemn the organisation (BKI) which issued bomb threat to Shillong as this will create undue tension between different communities'', CGHPC secretary Gurujit Singh said.

Urging the indigenous people of the state to stand united, KSU president Samuel Jyrwa said ''we are not afraid of the threat, we will continue to protect our land and people.'' ''We will not allow people from outside to dominate indigenous people of the state,'' the KSU leader added.


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