Incidents of alleged “oil spilling” on roads by Meghalaya locals raise alarm
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Incidents of alleged “oil spilling” on roads by Meghalaya locals raise alarm

G Plus News | July 12, 2019 15:06 hrs

GUWAHATI: Several new incidents of alleged oil spill on one of the most popular routes in the region have come to the fore after a few Guwahatians complained of Meghalaya locals deliberately spilling Mobil or oil on roads to harass commuters.    

In a recent incident, a Guwahati resident was travelling with her relatives to Shillong via the Guwahati-Shillong Road when their car lost control and fell in the drain along the side of the road.

“My relatives were travelling to Shillong from Guwahati last weekend and some unscrupulous gangs of locals, spray mobile oil on some selected curves, in between Umsning and Borapani. As soon cars, bikes lose their grip, they crash against the dividers. Immediately, a group of locals appear on the scene,” said a Guwahati resident. 

 

He added that as soon as their car fell in the small drain, a group of local boys appeared on site and offered to help and said that there are 2-3 cranes available to rescue the vehicle.

“But this comes at a cost as they charge anywhere between Rs 5000- 15,000. The gullible victims, having no choice fall easy prey to this conspiracy,” he mentioned adding that on the same day his relatives had witnessed that five bikes had also fallen into the drain in a similar fashion on that road.

Sources informed G Plus that such incidents of alleged oil spilling occur more on rainy days as chances of cars and bikes skidding becomes higher.

“This is a racket and my friend was also involved in a similar accident last month while travelling to Shillong. He had to pay around Rs 12000 for his vehicle to be lifted. These gangs take advantage of people as commuters have no other option but to pay to get their cars and bikes lifted,” said another Guwahati resident.   

Sources said that most such accidents occur near the Barapani area on the curves.

“This is definitely happening with the connivance of the locals as well as of the police or administration, I don’t believe that they aren’t aware of this. It cannot be coincidence that every time this happens on the same stretch of road,” said a source.

Guwhatians are also of the opinion that such incidents are extremely dangerous as some of these seemingly small accidents could also turn fatal.               

A few months ago, G Plus had reported on a similar incident where a Guwahati resident who was travelling to Shillong, was involved in an accident when his car skidded off the road and landed in a small ditch. He alleged that some locals are involved in such activity where they spill oil or Mobil on the roads so as to make the cars skid.

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  • Jayanta

    Anyone else falling victim to this dangerous scam should file complaints only with central police agencies and Assam Police. Don't waste time going to Meghalaya Police. Trust me, they will hush it up as they have done before.

  • Jayanta

    I have been a victim of this racket where I crashed due to oil spill on the road during light rain at barely 40kmph. I saw the oil streak on the road after getting down to check what caused me to spin out of control. What this fellow Badapynhun is talking about helpful khasis is quite unbelievablem These people are selfish rotten to the core and racist to boot. They will never help anyone but themselves.

  • Jayanta

    The locals will only help if they can extort a tidy sum. This is a long running racket operated by khasi locals with full knowledge and connivance of Meghalaya police. These Ri Bhoi cops are protecting the criminals. They don't care if lives are lost. It's all about money and racism with these people.

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  • Badapynhun

    Selective journalism rather than keeping a neutral stance g plus chose to give a conspiracy color,btw if one is stranded our ppl pride ourself in helping the distress rather than fleecing out so chill G plus

  • Badapynhun

    Selective journalism rather than keeping a neutral stance g plus chose to give a conspiracy color,btw if one is stranded our ppl pride ourself in helping the distress rather than fleecing out so chill G plus

  • Badapynhun

    Selective journalism rather than keeping a neutral stance g plus chose to give a conspiracy color,btw if one is stranded our ppl pride ourself in helping the distress rather than fleecing out so chill G plus

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