SHILLONG, June 12: Police are conducting a thorough investigation into allegations that the recent violence which erupted on the Sweeper’s Lane issue was fuelled by mercenaries who were funded by people with vested interests.
Informing this here on Tuesday, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, Davis Marak revealed that preliminary investigation revealed that the crowd was deliberately brought to the city to cause trouble. He also said that police are conducting a thorough investigation to find the identity of the person or persons behind the mercenaries.
It may be noted here that Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had earlier said that the crowd was funded to stir trouble and that stern action will be taken against those responsible.
Talking about the present situation, the SP said that the situation is more or less normal but police are maintaining the deployment of forces so that no anti-social elements take advantage of the situation and escalate it further.
He further said that the police are also keeping track of happenings in other districts as well which may in some way have an impact on the situation in Shillong and though everything is under control curfew is still on as police are keeping a close watch on the situation.