The Joint Action Committee Khun Ki Hajar Hima Sohiong today met the Deputy Chief Executive Member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, PN Syiem, to demand the removal of Bashemphang Thabah from the throne of the Lyngdohship of Hima Sohiong.
Chairman of the JAC, P Shabong, told reporters that they have also asked Syiem for a copy of the inquiry report against Thabah.
The JAC has also demanded the council for the election of a fully-fledged Lyngdoh at Hima Sohiong for the smooth functioning of the Hima.
Shabong alleged that Thabah had violated many norms and also misused the finances of the Hima and there was no other way for the council except to remove him.
Over the years, Thabah has been accused of many unscrupulous acts, such as selling the Sanad to prospective headmen to whoever had political influence, secretly handing over Nongwah-Mawtamur to Hima Jirang without the consent of the Dorbar Hima Sohiong, misusing lakhs of rupees that belonged to the Hima, etc.