Shillong: Close to a week after some weapons were snatched from the police by masked miscreants in Meghalaya‘s capital Shillong on August 15, a local daily newspaper Nongsaiñ Hima said that it received an anonymous letter late on Friday evening talking about the whereabouts of the weapons.
According to the letter, on August 15, the anonymous sender and his friends were walking through Lawmali area in Shillong, where they met a group of teenagers brandishing the weapons.
When asked, they told them that they had snatched the rifles from the policemen at Mawkynroh.
“As senior people, and fearing that these kids might misuse them, we immediately took them away and threw ‘the three rifles’ at Umpohliew Bridge,” read the anonymous letter.
It was only when they saw in the news that the government and the local heads have been urging to return the weapons that they decided to inform the authorities.
“We apologise for not thinking through before throwing those weapons because we were more concerned about the safety of the young boys,” said the letter.
It further asked the authorities if there was any way to fish out the rifles.
The letter was addressed to the headman of Mawlai Town Dorbar, with copies sent to the East Khasi Hills SP and the media. Pictures of the bridge and the flowing river were attached with the letter.
Meanwhile, when EastMojo contacted SP Sylvester Nongtnger, he said: “I just read it in the news about the anonymous letter.”
When asked if he would be sending his men to hunt for them, he answered in the negative.
Indeed, when this correspondent went to the spot at Lawmali, there was no sight of any security personnel at Umpohliew Bridge.
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