Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Charge sheet against minister if evidence found: DGP

Meghalaya director general of police Kulbir Krishan Thursday said that the police will charge sheet against mining and geology minister Donkupar Massar if credible evidence were found against him for ‘assaulting’ people.
“I have told my officers to thoroughly investigate into the entire incident. If credible evidences are found against the minister we will charge sheet him as per the law of the land,” he said.
Krishan said DIG (Eastern Range) DK Rapthap has been instructed to supervise the investigation into the cases against the minister for allegedly assaulting and threatening people.
Four cases have been registered against Massar at Pynursla Police station under various IPC sections for his alleged criminal intimidation, wrongful restraint, voluntarily causing grievous hurt to his complainants, he said.
DGP also said that the minister had lodged an FIR seeking action against the persons involved in the torching of his three vehicles and his rented house at Pynursla.
On Tuesday night, an irate mob burnt down three vehicles and the rented house of Massar after news spread about the incident of the minister’s assaulting and threatening people.
“We will find out the truth and depending on the truth appropriate actions will be taken,” Krishan stated.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya mining and geology minister Donkupar Massar Thursday accused his political opponents for Tuesday’s incident wherein his three vehicles and rented house at Pynursla were burnt down.
“A well planned and orchestrated attack, on me, my family, well wishers and supporters can leave no doubt in the mind of any reasonable man that the same has been engineered by my political opponents who have shake the confidence and support of the people,” the minister said.
The minister, however, did not mention the name of his political opponents who had orchestrated the attack, on his properties.
In a statement issued here, Massar said, the allegations of assault against him by vested interest and political rivals appears to be the order of the day to malign his reputation and perhaps for other sinister motives.
“The law is going to take its own course and I have taken necessary steps towards this end,” he said.
Massar in a counter-FIR lodged at Pynursla police station against the burning and damaging his five vehicles, including two official vehicles and ransacking of his rented house in which his belongings amounting to Rs 50,000 were stolen.

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