Shillong: Meghalaya police are yet to arrest the miscreants who had desecrated two idols at Marwari Samshan Bhoomi area (crematorium), Mawbah, on Sunday night.
“We are yet to ascertain the miscreants who are behind this criminal act (vandalism of the idols. Investigation is on the matter,” a senior police official said on Tuesday.
The Marwari Samshan Bhoomi and Vishwa Hindu Parishad has lodged separate FIRs with the local police, while members of the Central Puja Committee, the apex Hindu body in Meghalaya , had met Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district, Isawanda Laloo and sought her intervention to take action against the culprits.
The VHP said the incident has hurt the sentiments ov the devotees inparticular and Hindu population in general” and called for investigation into the incident and apprehension of the culprits.
Meanwhile, the Shillong All Faiths Forum has strongly denounced the vandalism, and the representatives of all the faith communities under the SAFF have unanimously expressed great displeasure that this obnoxious act had taken place in Shillong.
The SAFF also exhorts all leaders of different communities and organisations to be on the alert to curb repetitions of these acts and at the same time to identify those who are crying out in need of
lawful support, guidance and counselling.
The forum also appealed to the authorities to make extra efforts in securing these locations in and around the city which are crime-prone zones.