Police arrests one for involvement in Khyndailad IED blast
Shillong, Jan 31: Police have been able to arrest one person for his involvement in the IED blast at Khyndailad on Sunday evening.
East Khasi Hills, Superintendent of Police (SP), Sylvester Nongtnger during the course of enquiry, he admitted his involvement and claimed himself to be the ‘Area Commander’ of Shillong Region of the banned outfit- Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).
On his leading, a crude IED was recovered from the residence of his relatives which was safely defused and duly seized in the presence of independent witnesses.
Nongtnger, said that an IED was detonated at the entrance of the Centre Point building, Police Bazar, Shillong damaging the wall, windowpanes and signage of the shops located in the aforesaid building. Following the blast, Crime Scene Unit (CSU) and a bomb squad rushed to the blast site. The place of occurrence was cordoned and necessary steps of investigation were taken.
Meanwhile, a case under Shillong Sadar police station No. 27(01)2022 U/S 120 (B)/427 IPC R/W Sec. 5 Explosive Substances Act has been registered and investigation is in progress.
Meanwhile, the HNLC has claimed responsibility for the blast.
The HNLC stated that the IED was triggered since a few business establishments refused to pay ‘tax’ to the outfit.