Shillong Aug. 11: A driver and a conductor of Government owned SPTS bus were arrested for allegedly assaulting a headman of Laitumkhrah.
As per sources the incident which took place on 10 August at 10.20 am, when the driver of STPS Bus bearing registration no ML01-7371, identified as Michael Pyngrope (32) and conductor Kenny Paul Hynniewta (26) assaulted the Laitumkharh headman Gordon S Bruce at Golf link. Police have arrested the two accused and pending investigations is on.
In a press statement, the Laitumkhrah Dorbar Shnong Pyllun expresses shock and condemns the assault on Bah Gordon Bruce Sawkmie, Rangbah Shnong. The attack has raised eyebrow on the conduct and mannerism of STPS service providers where a senior citizen like Bah Bruce was not even spared by the assailants who took the law into their hands.
The Dorbar would like to press upon the law enforcing agency to thoroughly investigate the case so that such incident is not repeated in the future especially by those who are service providers of government owned transport facility.
There has been several complaints earlier that STPS bus drivers and conductors misbehaves with passengers and drive the buses recklessly, this assault incident on Bah Bruce is a reminder to the authorities to streamline the STPS bus service so that the general public at large is not harassed by the ill attitude of such drivers & conductors, who tends to forget that they ferry passengers on government owned vehicles.