Irate mob assaults CRPF personnel
Mayhem in Nongmynsong

Shillong, July 14: About three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel sustained injuries after they were attacked by an irate mob in Nongmynsong Police Outpost yesterday.
According to reports, the incident took place after the police and CRPF personnel tried to rescue one of the two persons, who was in an inebriated condition. Following the incident, the two were taken to the thana to protect them from being further assaulted by the crowd.
Later, a crowd gathered at the Nongmensong outpost and started assaulting one of the two persons who were picked up and abused the Police Personnel and CRPF personnel on duty.
However, Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said the situation is under control due to the joint initiatives are 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 that the incident was a result of false information being spread by rumour-mongers to create unnecessary tension.
“Therefore, police should act swiftly so that rumour-mongers cannot spread false information or twist the incident,” he said while requesting the public to come forward and share information against those involved to ensure they are brought to book.
He also said that on Tuesday night the two persons were taken under custody one of whom happened to be an orderly of the Director General of Police and another was a civilian Henry Kharkongor.
On the other hand, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtnger informed that two persons were found in the area in an inebriated condition and taken to the thana for medical examination.
He said later, a crowd gathered at the Nongmynsong 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, 3 private four-wheeler vehicles and 3 wheelers.
“Three CRPF personnel have sustained injuries on their person,” Nongtnger said while urging the general public not to spread false rumours about the incident.
He also informed that a case has been registered vide Rynjah Police Station Case No. 76(07)2021 U/s I43/145/325/332/353/427/188/34 IPC R/W Sec 51 of the Disaster Management Act, Sec 3 of Epidemic Act 1897 and Sec 3 PDPP Act 1984.
“Investigation is on to ascertain more facts into the case and enquiry is on to ascertain the veracity of the allegation of assault which sparked the issue,” he said.
The East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police also said that a Community Liaison Group meeting was held on Tuesday at Nongmensong outpost between the various community stakeholders where they have undertaken to all work towards peace and harmony in the area.