Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday ordered a high-level inquiry to book the culprits who were involved in arson at a victory rally in Shillong on Wednesday.
The influential students’ body of Meghalaya, Khasi Students Union (KSU) took out the victory rally after the Narendra Modi government could not table the citizenship bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday which turned violent leading to serious injury to five people.
While ordering for the inquiry, Conrad lamented that it was unfortunate that the rally turned violent and said he already had a talk with the director general of police and asked the DG to conduct a proper inquiry into the whole incident.
The Superintendent of Police (City) S A Rynjah said as per the preliminary information stated that some rallyists pelted stones and vandalized a few shops of non-tribals in Rynjah and R R colony areas drawing strong reaction from the locals.
The SP further added that the situation was brought under control almost immediately and those injured were immediately shifted to hospital.
Though the police are still investigating into the matter but are yet to make any arrests.
However, the SP added that the police have made some identifications and once ascertained those miscreants will be arrested.
The KSU activists took out a car and bike rally in Shillong city to celebrate the failure of the BJP to table the Bill in Rajya Sabha.
The activists also shouted slogans against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in the evening they burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Modi, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh at Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district and Nongstoiñ in West Khasi Hills district.