Authorities have today urged all government and police officials to secure their vehicles following torching of a police vehicle by miscreants at a police outpost in the city.
The police Gypsy bearing registration number ML02-0236 belonging to Pasteur police beat-house was torched at around 2:30 am today while parked inside the police beat-house.
Following the incident, police officials have directed all in-charges of police stations and beat-houses to review the safety of police vehicles including requisitioned vehicles.
It was also learnt that an advisory has been issued to all government and police officials to secure their vehicles and that they should not be left unattended in public places.
It may be recalled that yesterday a vehicle of a senior district administration officer was partially burned by miscreants.
The vehicle of Extra Assistant Commissioner Lamriche Kharmon was parked in the Dhankheti area where the incident happened around 10 pm yesterday.
According to police, Kharmon went there to attend a private party when miscreants broke the rear window of the vehicle and. However, no petrol bomb was found.
Kharmon is the Extra Assistant Commissioner, Pynursla (Civil) Sub-Division.
Tension is brewing in the city and its outskirts after the violence that erupted during the October 28 rally organised by the FKJGP and the subsequent protests organised by several groups.
On October 30, the administration of the East Khasi Hills District promulgated prohibitory orders 144 Cr Pc in the city and adjoining areas, banning all kinds of gatherings and rallies, except religious processions.
However, on November 1, the Save Hynniewtrep Mission (SHM), a conglomerate of NGOs, organised a rally in Shillong in violation of Section 144 CrPC. The rally was attended by hundreds of people. Later, SHM leaders met Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and demanded implementation of their nine-point demand, including the imposition of Inner Line Permit in the State.
The sequence of events was followed by the arrest of four persons involved in physical assaults and vandalism during the FKJGP rally. At least two of the arrested were FKJGP members.