SHILLONG: A group of persons on Monday violated a court’s order restraining them from holding any meeting on in Shella village, East Khasi Hills district. Wantei Kupar Swett and Tobias Tiewdop of Shella village willfully and deliberately held meetings on various occasions in violation of a court order dated April 22 which restricted anyone from holding any meetings until further notice. The two along with a group of people organized the meeting to elect new office bearers of Shella for the year 2019-2020.
The group also declared Swett as the secretary of Shella dordar.
When police tried to stop the meeting, they were confronted by villagers and in the ensuing melee, there were injuries on both sides (villagers and police).
Speaking to the media, in the city East Khasi Hills, Superintendent of Police (SP), Claudia A Lyngwa said that on their part the police tried to enforce the court’s order but were confronted by a group of 200-300 women at the site of the meeting.
“Some of the women were pregnant who were used as shields. We therefore had to restrain ourselves,” Lyngwa said.
The SP also informed that there were around 70 police personnel at the place.
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