"We have filed a damage suit against pressure groups who are agitating for the implementation of the ILP in the state during which several persons were injured and properties damaged," a senior government official said.
The petition, he said, was filed before a special court which was constituted to try sponsors of bandhs and blockades in violation of the Supreme Court orders.
As a counter to the pro-ILP activists who want to implement the ILP to curb influx of outsiders in the state, the state government earlier this month ordered district administrations to assess the losses incurred during the bandh, night blockades and office picketing.
The loss in East Khasi Hills district alone was assessed to be worth over Rs 21 crore apart from the arson at the warehouse of BSNL whose actual loss was yet to be ascertained, East Khasi Hills district deputy commissioner Sanjay Goyal said.


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