Shillong(Meghalaya), Aug 17 : After a day of relative calmness , fresh violence was reported in Mawlai area during curfew hours on Tuesday when miscreants attacked the convoy of Governor Satya Pal Malik with stones on its return from Assam after dropping him at an airport there.
Luckily ,the governor had already taken a flight to the national capital and safely landed in Delhi.
According to information available , miscreants pelted the convoy of cars with stones in Mawlai area of the city when it was returning (from Assam). A few vehicles were damaged in the attack but no one was hurt.
.An officer in the rank of superintendent of police accompanied who the governor to the airport said a formal complaint is likely to be filed with the East Khasi Hills district administration on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the curfew will be lifted during the day on WEdnesday as there were no untoward incidents in the last 24 hours.
Trouble started in Shillong after Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, the former self-styled general secretary of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), was shot dead in an encounter when the police raided his home in the early hours of August 13.
Thangkhiew, who had surrendered in 2018, was shot dead when he allegedly tried to attack a police team with a knife during the raid in connection with a series of IED blasts in the state.
Unidentified miscreants hurled petrol bombs at the private residence of the chief minister at Third Mile area of Upper Shillong on Sunday night but no one was injured. He was at his official Polo Hills residence at that time.
A CRPF vehicle proceeding to control the situation came under attack by a mob who were burning tyres on a road at Mawlai. Two police vehicles were also torched at the two affected areas on Sunday night. The situation remained relitavely peaceful on Monday.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has approved deployment of additional central armed paramilitary forces (CAPFs) to assist the state in containing the law and order situation in the state capital. The government has already announced a judicial investigation into the encounter killing of Thangkiew . The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission had on Sunday directed Chief Secretary MS Rao to furnish a detailed report on Thangkhiew’s death within 15 days.
According to unconfirmed reports , four labourers received serious injuries when they were attacked near NEHU campus in Mawlai on Monday . Police are yet to confirm the incident .
A police outpost at Umling was also set on fire by miscreants on Monday at around 11.30 pm .
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