Developed By: iNFOTYKE
SHILLONG: A situation similar to that of Motphran incident was about to be repeated at Khyndailad on late Thursday evening but timely arrival of few senior cops and traffic personnel on the site helped in restoring the situation at the earliest.
As per eyewitnesses, the incident initially started when two hawkers had a verbal confrontation and one of them allegedly made an anti-Indian and pro Pakistani statement.
Soon after the statement was made, a large number of hawkers gathered at the site and shouted slogans like “ Hindustan Zindabad and Pakistan Moordabad’ and demanded an apology from the person who made anti-Indian slogans initially
In between, some traffic personnel who were at the site arrived at the situation and took the individual to the traffic booth at Khyndailad for his safety from the mob of hawkers who had gathered there.
However, the crowd followed the police and the crowd once again gathered around the traffic booth and they asked police to bring the boy out as traffic personnel tried their best to keep the situation under control and kept the accused person inside the traffic booth .
The situation was going out of control but with the timely arrival of D. K. Prasad, DSP, Shillong, the crowd was dispersed and the crowd numbering more than one hundred were disbursed.
Some people who were leading the crowd were picked up by the Police and taken to Sadar police station
It was also seen that a long time was taken by the Police from Sadar to reach to the site in spite of the traffic police calling them repeatedly for re-enforcement
During the episode, entire traffic was brought to standstill by this mob who was growing violent and later a team of SOT was also rushed to the site to contain the situation.