The brand new Jeep Rubicon, which had lost control and damaged a shop near Malki Point in Shillong recently, was bought in Kolkata, and belongs to a close relative of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma.

Anirban Roy, Sales Manager of Celica Automobiles, which is located at Park Street in Kolkata, told Northeast Now on Friday that the Jeep Rubicon was bought by one Sanjay A Sangma of Meghalaya.

While the entire country is caught on the back-foot because of the pandemic, Celica Automobiles from Kolkata had arranged for the delivery of the vehicle in Meghalaya.

People of Shillong are still in the dark about the accident involving the brand new vehicle which had crashed into a roadside shop, at the dead of night on August 1, breaking the curfew rules amid Covid19 pandemic.

Media in Shillong had reported that the vehicle was apparently driven by an “unnamed VVIP” and the police helped in covering up the matter.

Local daily, The Shillong Times on Friday reported that superintendent of police of East Khasi Hills, Sylvester Nongtnger said no FIR was lodged and no GD entry was also made in the incident.

Nongtnger had reportedly informed that the matter was mutually settled by the two involved parties, and is being treated as closed.

The SP of East Khasi Hills had also informed the newspaper that the vehicle was owned by one Sanjay Sangma, and was driven by one Lim Marak, when it had met with the accident.

When contacted by Northeast Now on Friday afternoon, Sylvester Nongtnger said he had not known whether the owner of the vehicle was anyway related to any political leader of Meghalaya or not.

“We don’t know whether he is related to any political leader from Garo hills or not,” the superintendent of police, said.

Nongtnger said, “Sitting here in East Khasi Hills, it is difficult to ascertain who is related to whom in Garo hills.”

Who is Sanjay A. Sangma?

The vehicle belongs to Sanjay A. Sangma, brother-in-law of Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma.

Sanjay A. Sangma had contested the state assembly election in 2018 as an NPP candidate from Mahendragunj constituency. However, he lost the electoral battle.

The owner of the vehicle is a businessman, and owns wine shop and vehicle repair shops.

When contacted, Sanjay A. Sangma told Northeast Now that his Jeep Rubicon is fine now, and no one was injured in the accident at Malki.

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