Meghalaya | Nongmynsong melee: Act swiftly to shut rumours, HM tells police
Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said police should act swiftly in order to prevent wrong narratives from spreading in the wake of the ruckus at Nongmynsong area, Shillong on Tuesday night.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, he said, “The police should act swiftly so that rumour mongers will not spread wrong information and turn things to their advantage. Official information is important.”
He informed that some people created nuisance at some houses around 11.30 pm on Tuesday but the same was resolved following intervention of the police.
Police received another information about a commotion that had erupted in another location allegedly created by two drunkards, who were later detained and taken to the police station.
Rymbui further stated that the commotion spiralled into a scuffle involving 50 to 60 people and in the melee, some vehicles were vandalised and a CRPF jawan was also injured.
Rymbui stated that the matter is under investigation.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the locality of Lumshyiap Nongmynsong, S. Nongsiej, said that he came to know about the incident at around 11:15 pm-11:30 pm but refused to speak much about the incident, stating that they were unaware of it.
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
According to the East Khasi Hills police, two persons were found in the area in an inebriated condition and taken to the thana for medical examination.
“Later, a crowd gathered at Nongmynsong OP and started assaulting one of the two persons picked up and abused the Police Personnel and CRPF personnel on duty at the OP and pelted stones damaging 2 (two) Police vehicles 3 (three) private four-wheeler vehicles and 3 (three) two wheelers. Three CRPF personnel have sustained injuries,” the EKH SP S Nongtnger said.
The SP has advised the public not to spread false rumours about the incident.
Further, a case has been registered at vide Rynjah Police Station under Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, Sec 3 of Epidemic Act 1897 and Sec 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984.
The SP also said that a Community Liaison Group meeting was held on Wednesday at the Nongmynsong Out Post between various community stakeholders where they have undertaken to work towards peace and harmony in the area.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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