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Ex-militant's Death: DGP's Warning Gets Cops to Remove Sympathy Posts from Social Media

A section of police officers and constables has shown sympathy on social media for a former militant leader who was killed in an encounter. (Image: News18)

A section of police officers and constables has shown sympathy on social media for a former militant leader who was killed in an encounter. (Image: News18)

It took a stern warning from the Director General of Police R Ramachandran to get the police personnel to withdraw offending social media posts.

In an embarrassment to the Meghalaya government, a section of police officers and constables has shown sympathy on social media for a former militant leader who was killed in an encounter, leading to arson and curfew on Independence Day in Shillong.

It took a stern warning from the Director General of Police R Ramachandran to get the police personnel to withdraw offending social media posts that included displaying black flags, an SP-ranked officer told .

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first published:August 20, 2021, 21:54 IST