At least four police personnel were injured after the Power Minister James K Sangma’s pilot car met with an accident in Nagaon, Assam on Sunday morning.
The minister was on his way back to Shillong, after being tested positive for COVID-19 during a rapid antigen test at Imphal international airport yesterday.
Assistant Inspector General of Police (A), Gabriel K Iangrai said on receiving information that the convoy of the Power Minister met with an accident at Nagaon, Assam and immediately, a police team was sent to the place of occurrence.
On reaching the spot it was observed that the pilot vehicle had capsized and the vehicle of the Minister was also damaged. He said four police officials who were inside the pilot vehicle were immediately sent to Civil Hospital, Nagaon for medical assistance whereas, the Minsiter has been escorted to his official residence in Shillong.
The AGIP said at present both the damaged vehicles have been taken to Nonoi Out-Post for observation of legal procedures and police officials of the State are coordinating with the counterparts of Assam for further necessary action.
Meanwhile, the minister is undergoing quarantine at his official residence and his samples have been collected for RT-PCR test, the result of which is awaited.