Shillong: At least five persons and a
sub-inspector of police were injured today as suspected
activists of Khasi Students Union went on the rampage,
damaging over a dozen shops in Shillong.
Shutters of the shops on G S Road went down as soon as
the incident took place and security personnel have been
deployed to control the situation, the police said.
"At least five shopkeepers suffered injury, when the mob
attacked them. A police SI P G Momin was injured and nine
persons, mostly activists of KSU, have been detained in this
connection," DSP (Crime) Vivek Syiem told PTI.
He said the police personnel rushed to the spot and
chased away the miscreants.
KSU president Samuel Jyrwa told reporters they were
evicting illegal migrants, who were posing as hawkers and
vendors. "Some of them had attacked the students, prompting
them to retaliate," he said.