There were no violent incidents reported in Ri-Bhoi during the last two days of the transport strike, which also saw most private vehicles stay off the road.
This was informed by district Superintendent of Police, Nazarious Lamare, while speaking to this reporter.
“We are very vigilant and are ready to tackle any law and order problem that might occur during this transport strike in the district and we will not allow any person to disrupt public movement,” said Lamare, adding that any disturbances will not be tolerated and will be punished as per the relevant sections of the law.
However, the strike has badly affected normal life in the district, as was evidenced by the closure of several schools after students could not attend due to the lack of transport facilities. Many shops in the district headquarters of Nongpoh were also closed during the last two days.