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Meghalaya Govt rejects CBI probe Jaintia Hills incident

By Staff Correspondent

SHILLONG, Nov 27 - The NPP-led Government has rejected the Opposition Congress�s demand for a CBI investigation into the Jaintia Hills attack on two social activists, Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma, arguing the State police is �competent enough� to handle the investigation.

Replying to a short discussion on the �prevailing law-and-order situation in the State� in the one-day special session of the Assembly, Home Minister James Sangma said the police have started their investigation into the attack and six persons have already been arrested.

�The police are conducting the investigation carefully and the case is being built up,� he said. Sangma added that an independent inquiry would also be conducted to probe the origin of the attack.

Earlier, the Leader of the Opposition, Mukul Sangma, said: �Officers are being pressurised by the Government and this has created an environment of lawlessness in the State and people are concerned about it.�

Prima facie�the Government of the day does not want anybody to raise these issues, he said about the alleged illegal coal mining activities going on in the State.

He added that if officials were victimised by their political bosses, it would set a �bad precedence for the State�, justifying his demand for a CBI probe into the attack on the two activists.

However, the Home Minister rejected these allegations and said that under the present Government, no such pressure is being exerted on officials and said that such a trend could have been prevalent during the Congress-ruled governments of the past.

Earlier, the Chairperson of the Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Empowerment of Women, Ampareen Lyngdoh, laid the preliminary report relating to the assault on Kharshiing and Amita Sangma on the table of the House.

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Meghalaya Govt rejects CBI probe Jaintia Hills incident

SHILLONG, Nov 27 - The NPP-led Government has rejected the Opposition Congress�s demand for a CBI investigation into the Jaintia Hills attack on two social activists, Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma, arguing the State police is �competent enough� to handle the investigation.

Replying to a short discussion on the �prevailing law-and-order situation in the State� in the one-day special session of the Assembly, Home Minister James Sangma said the police have started their investigation into the attack and six persons have already been arrested.

�The police are conducting the investigation carefully and the case is being built up,� he said. Sangma added that an independent inquiry would also be conducted to probe the origin of the attack.

Earlier, the Leader of the Opposition, Mukul Sangma, said: �Officers are being pressurised by the Government and this has created an environment of lawlessness in the State and people are concerned about it.�

Prima facie�the Government of the day does not want anybody to raise these issues, he said about the alleged illegal coal mining activities going on in the State.

He added that if officials were victimised by their political bosses, it would set a �bad precedence for the State�, justifying his demand for a CBI probe into the attack on the two activists.

However, the Home Minister rejected these allegations and said that under the present Government, no such pressure is being exerted on officials and said that such a trend could have been prevalent during the Congress-ruled governments of the past.

Earlier, the Chairperson of the Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Empowerment of Women, Ampareen Lyngdoh, laid the preliminary report relating to the assault on Kharshiing and Amita Sangma on the table of the House.

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