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Mob violence leaves CRPF personnel injured; vehicles damaged   

Orderly of DGP, one more created trouble at Nongmensong: Rymbui

Shillong,  July  14: Two drunk men, including the orderly of Meghalaya DGP,  created trouble at Nongmensong area on Tuesday night  leading to chaos at the police outpost after they were brought in.

Three CRPF personnel were injured in the attack by an irate mob while the police and the central security personnel were trying to save one of the two persons from being assaulted by the crowd at the thana.

The incident occurred at around 11 pm after the two men who were in inebriated condition, knocked on the doors of several residents in the area.

Initially, there was an allegation of assault by some non-tribals at Nongmensong.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said while one of the drunk men has been identified as armed branch constable Badambok Khongwir, who is working as orderly of DGP, the other is Henry Kharkongor, a civilian.

Rymbui said the situation is under control due to the joint initiatives taken by the police, Dorbar Shnong and residents.

“Police are investigating the matter and will do what is necessary against whoever may be involved in the incident,” he said.

Rymbui said the incident was a result of false information being spread by rumour mongers to create unnecessary tension.

“Therefore, police should act swiftly so that rumor mongers cannot spread false information or twist the incident,” he said.

East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtnger informed that two persons were found in the area in an inebriated condition and they were taken to the thana for medical examination.

He said later, a crowd gathered at Nongmensong outpost and started assaulting one of the two persons picked up and abused the police personnel and CRPF personnel on duty at the outpost.

The crowd also pelted stones thereby damaging two police vehicles, three private four wheeler vehicles and three wheelers.

“Three CRPF personnel have sustained injuries,” Nongtnger said while urging the people not to spread false rumours about the incident.

The SP informed that a case has been registered at Rynjah police station under the relevant sections of the IPC read with section 51 of Disaster Management Act and section 3 of the Epidemic Act 1897 and section 3 PDPP Act, 1984.

“Investigation is on to ascertain more facts into the case and inquiry is on to ascertain the veracity of the allegation of assault which sparked the issue,” he said.

A Community Liaison Group meeting was held at Nongmensong outpost between the various community stakeholders where they have undertaken to work towards peace and harmony in the area.

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