Guwahati: The pilot car of Meghalaya power minister James K Sangma, who tested positive for COVID19 during a Rapid Antigen Test at Imphal on Saturday, met with an accident at Nagaon in Assam on his return journey to Shillong.
Four persons in the pilot car leading the minister’s vehicle suffered injuries in the accident.
Earlier, James, the elder brother of Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma had tested positive for Covid-19 when he and Conrad, who had reached there on Saturday from Delhi, underwent a rapid antigen test at the Imphal airport.
While James decided to return to Shillong after the positive result, Conrad and his OSD-cum-press secretary, Saidul Khan, who tested negative, decided to stay back and return on Monday.
Gaurav Abhijit Dilip, Nagaon superintendent of police said, “The pilot car of the Meghalaya minister hit a stationary truck at Nonoi on the early hours of Sunday. The pilot vehicle overturned and four persons in the vehicle sustained injuries. The minister’s car, which was following the pilot car, hit it moments after. None of the injured persons were critical and they continued their journey to Shillong”.
The Nagaon police chief informed that all the injured Meghalaya Police personnel were treated at the Nagaon Civil Hospital.
Nagaon Police arranged an alternative pilot car and minister James Sangma left for Shillong, IPS officer Dilip said.