A rice-laden truck on its way from Assam to Shillong was allegedly hit by a CRPF vehicle in Assam on Saturday evening.

The truck was ferrying rice for the Nongkrem MLA, Lambor Malngiang, to be distributed to the people in his constituency during the ongoing lockdown.

Malngiang said the truck was hit by the CRPF vehicle at Gauripur at around 7.30 pm, but the vehicle was detained at Gauripur police outpost in North Guwahati.

The truck loaded the consignment of rice from Tangla in Udalguri district.

He said the vehicle is still detained at Gauripur police outpost till now.

Malngiang said he had spoken to the superintendent of police of Kamrup (Rural) district to release the vehicle as the rice has to reach Shillong to be distributed among the people in his Nongkrem constituency.

On Friday, Food and civil supply minister James Sangma made a surprise visit to one of the warehouses at Them Iew Mawlong where 2312.09 quintals of food grains out of 27,116 quintals meant for East Khasi Hills from FCI’s Open Market Sales Scheme (OMSS) arrived.

The food grains are “ready to be lifted for the open market”, the minister said on Friday.


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