Meghalaya: Police Bazaar area engulfed in chaos after sporadic incidents of stone pelting

Meghalaya: Police Bazaar area engulfed in chaos after sporadic incidents of stone pelting

From Our Correspondent

SHILLONG, March 20, 2018

The peaceful atmosphere of Shillong city was suddenly disturbed on Tuesday afternoon especially the commercial hub Police bazaar area as shops downed their shutters following sporadic incident of stone pelting that took place soon after the Khasi Students Union (KSU) procession taken out to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Union ended.

<em><strong>Shops vandalized at Police Bazaar Area today</strong></em>
<em><strong>Shops vandalized at Police Bazaar Area today</strong></em>

The KSU had taken out a procession from Jaiaw to Lachumiere to observe the 40th Anniversary of the Khasi Students Union. The procession culminated at U Soso Tham Auditorium where several programmes were held.

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According to KSU General Secretary, Auguster Jyrwa, around two thousand members of the organization took part in the procession.

Asked about the incident of stone pelting, Jyrwa said that he is unaware of the incident as he was marching way ahead of the crowd.

Meanwhile, when contacted Home Minister James Sangma said that the police will investigate into the matter. "We are looking into the matter," he said.

Meanwhile, the windshield of a Tata sumo was damaged near Shillong studio, stones were also pelted near the old state Assembly and window panes were broken. East Khasi Hills, Superintendent of Police, Davis Marak confirming the incident said we cannot attribute whether it was the KSU members or others involved as the police is still investigating the case and no FIR has been filed yet. Marak, however said that the police received the information that this kind of incident happened after the rally and they are looking into this matter.

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