A complaint was submitted against the Circle Inspector (CI) of Nongstoiñ Police Station, Deven Mawlen, to the Director General of Police by one Thakiel Sangma, over allegations of the CI refusing to act on a complaint filed by him against a group of assaulters.
“There is no separate law for different citizens and it is applicable to all citizens without partiality. We are highly aggrieved at the manner in which the CI is handling the case against a bunch of criminals, goons and allowing them to take the law into their hands with them being left free,” said Sangma in the complaint submitted today.
According to Sangma, an FIR was submitted by the gatekeeper of the Mahari gate at Shallang after he was assaulted on January 22 by a group of people led by one Choka Sangma. The assaulters allegedly came with khukris, sticks, catapults and stones to attack the Mahari gate that has been contracted for the collection of fees for the A’king.
The FIR stated that the group also consisted of Damsing Sangma, Gabriel Marak, Lam Sangma, Loge Sangma, Genda Sangma, Josua Sangma, Gatwin Momin, Panteng Sangma, Dodi Sangma, Albin Sangma and Stal Marak along with others. They are allegedly all residents of the village of Nengchigre, under Songsak, in East Garo Hills.
The group allegedly also burnt down the kutcha gate house while taking away receipts along with registers, receipts for toll collection, seals, bedding, clothes, utensils, solar batteries along with other important materials and forcibly snatched away a sum of Rs 50,000.
Thakiel alleged that the CI has interfered with the FIR itself personally with malafide intentions.
“Instead of registering the FIR and arresting the criminals, the CI threatened the complainant with arrest for filing the FIR against those above mentioned group led by Choka Sangma and Damsing Sangma of Songsak,” said Thakiel adding that it was the duty of the officer in charge to register and investigate the case but the CI chose to interfere.