Assault cases: Police probe CCTV footage

SHILLONG, June 25: The bike-borne miscreants, who attacked two students from Kerala in Jaiaw on Friday, are yet to be identified.
The police said they are analysing CCTV footage to identify them.
Director-General of Police, LR Bishnoi on Saturday said once the assailants are identified, necessary follow-up action will be taken.
On the repeated incidents of assault in Jaiaw, he said if the miscreants have any issues, they should come forward for discussions.
“If they have any problems, they should come forward and discuss instead of assaulting youth, as such incidents send across a wrong message about the state,” the DGP said.
North Shillong MLA, Adelbert Nongrum expressed deep concern over the incidents.
“Who are these people and which group they belong to? What do they want by creating a sense of insecurity? Such incidents will bring a bad name to the state, constituency, locality and the community,” he said.
He asked the miscreants to immediately stop indulging in such activities. He urged them to come forward and speak out what they want and why they are indulging in violence.
Such incidents will send a wrong message about the state, he said.
A number of incidents of assault occurred in the Jaiaw area in last few years but there was hardly any condemnation.
Even after Friday’s incident, the Rangbah Shnong of the locality has remained silent. Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, who is otherwise active on Twitter, has not condemned it.
Rymbui pans city assault cases
Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Saturday condemned the incidents of assault in the city and said the police have identified and are monitoring critical areas.
“FIRs have been registered in all these cases and investigation is on. I am very hopeful that the police will be able to nab the culprits within the next 48 hours,” he said, condemning incidents aimed at spreading hatred in society.
Unidentified bike-borne miscreants on Friday went on a rampage in the city, attacking two interns of Impulse NGO Network hailing from Kerala at Jaiaw, a traffic police constable on duty at Mawlai and a food delivery boy at Mahari Pump in three separate incidents.
When pointed out that such assaults have become frequent and the police are often tight-lipped about them, Rymbui said: “Registering of FIRs means an action is being taken to nab the culprits.”
He asserted that many people have been arrested and charge sheets filed in such incidents in the past
The minister further said the district police have involved all the stakeholders, including the village durbar, to stop such instances from happening.
“It is not good to mention a particular area but the police have identified crucial areas,” he said when asked why most cases have been reported from the Jaiaw locality.

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