Home India CRPF Vehicle Attacked In Meghalaya's Shillong Amid Curfew

CRPF Vehicle Attacked In Meghalaya’s Shillong Amid Curfew

CRPF Vehicle Attacked In Meghalaya's Shillong Amid Curfew

The state government has imposed a curfew in Shillong. (Representational)


A vehicle carrying CRPF personnel was attacked by protesters in Mawlai area here during curfew hours, prompting security forces to resort to “mild force” for dispersing the crowd, police said on Monday.

The state government has imposed a curfew in Shillong and banned mobile internet services in at least four districts, as vandalism and arson rocked the state capital and nearby areas on Independence Day during the funeral procession of a former rebel leader.

The attack on the CRPF vehicle took place hours after unidentified miscreants hurled petrol bombs at the residence of Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma late on Sunday, they said.

“Acting on reports of a large number of youths burning tyres in the middle of the road in Mawlai area, CRPF personnel rushed to the area. The agitators pelted stones at their vehicle, prompting the personnel to use mild force to disperse the crowd,” a senior district police officer told PTI.

He said a vehicle belonging to a vernacular media house was damaged and its driver suffered injuries during lathicharge by CRPF jawans.

Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui had resigned on Sunday amid violence in Shillong over the police shooting of the former rebel leader.

Mr Rymbui also urged the CM to institute a judicial inquiry into the shooting of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, the self-styled general secretary of the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council.

Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, who had surrendered in 2018, was shot dead on August 13 when he allegedly tried to attack a police team with a knife during a raid at his house in connection with a series of IED blasts in the state. 

Source link


As PM Narendra Modi Turns 71 On September 17, Centre Eyes Vaccination Record; 20-Day Mega Event Planned

<!-- -->New Delhi: The government is eyeing record COVID-19 vaccinations - after 88.09 lakh on June 21 and 1.03 crore on August 27...

BJP Aims To Make Historic By Administering Record COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

<!-- -->PM Modi's birthday: BJP is aspiring is to get more than 1.5 crore vaccines administered.New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims...

Health Minister’s Vaccine Push To Mark PM’s Birthday: Let’s Give Him Gift

<!-- -->The BJP aims to make PM's birthday historic by setting a record of maximum vaccinations (FILE)New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Unvaccinated Brazil’s Bolsonaro To Defy New York Jab Rule For UN Meet

<!-- -->Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has not taken vaccination against COVID-19. (File)Brasilia: Brazil's Covid-unvaccinated President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he will attend next...

Paris’ Arc de Triomphe ‘a gift offered to Parisians, French and all art lovers’

The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc de Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and...

“Can Be looked At”: Sunil Gavaskar Names India Player Who Can Be Groomed As Future Captain

Sunil Gavaskar feels KL Rahul can be groomed as the captain in T20Is.© InstagramVirat Kohli's decision to step down as India's T20I captain...

Recent Comments