The Meghalaya High Court has asked the State government to complete the investigation into the scam involving MPS officer Gabriel K. Iangrai as expeditiously as possible and to take steps in the matter in accordance with law.
The court also said that since the charges in the disciplinary proceedings have been served on Iangrai, such proceedings should be pursued without any further delay.
The division bench of the High Court passed the order today while hearing a PIL on the matter.
During the hearing, the State government informed the court that Iangrai has been granted bail recently and that disciplinary proceedings against him will begin immediately.
According to the State government, the investigation is proceeding in the usual course and without any impediment.
“It is hoped that the investigation is concluded as expeditiously as possible and steps taken in accordance with law thereupon. Further, since the charges in the disciplinary proceedings have been served on the concerned person, such proceedings should be pursued without any further delay,” the High Court said.
The next hearing on the PIL will be held on June 20.
It may be mentioned that Iangrai was arrested on November 2, 2022 after the alleged diversion of funds in the construction of the National Emergency Response System (NERS) building at Sadar police station in Shillong.
Subsequently, the State government has frozen the bank accounts of the senior police officer after his arrest.
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