The Army carried out a second flag march in Shillong city on Monday evening in view of the volatile situation arising out of continued agitation which saw stone pelters clashing with security force since May 31 night till date.
Two columns of fully armed troops in vehicles were deployed in the flag march, to help bring the situation under control.
A statement issued by the defence public relation officer here said, “As an aid to civil authorities, on the requisition of state administration, the Army carried out flag march at 4.30 pm in disturbed and other areas of Shillong city.”
The march was taken out throughout city under the command and control of 101 Area general-officer-commanding, Lt Gen DS Ahuja.
The statement said that more flag marches are planned.
An exchange of words between a bus driver and some ladies residing at Them ïew Mawlong thereby resulting in the assault of the driver and two other persons by some men in the area on May 31 morning led to the volatile situation which Shillong city is experiencing till date.
Police have already arrested one main accused, B Misa on June 1, and he is now under custody. Police have already filed chargesheet.
Stone pelters continued to clash with police since May 31 night, forcing security force to use teargas shells to bring the situation under control.