It is shocking, to say the least, that there should be any kind of a nexus between a notorious crimil and a lawmaker. And yet, that is how things have turned out. Anil Chauhan is a hard-baked car thief whose activities have extended across several States. He had been arrested in the past in other States of India, but had invariably maged to slip out. He was recently arrested again in Mirza near Guwahati. Apart from being the kingpin of a country-wide network of car-lifters, Chauhan has been involved in many other crimes as well. What is indeed surprising, therefore, is the nexus that Chauhan has been able to forge with Congress MLA Rumi th from Borkhola in Barak Valley. Apart from providing Rumi th with an expensive car, Chauhan has been able to get a car pass for entry into the Assembly campus three times since 2013 on Rumi th’s recommendations. Last Saturday, Assam Assembly Speaker Prab Kumar Gogoi ordered an inquiry into the issuance of car passes to Chauhan on recommendations from Rumi th. Based on the Speaker’s order, th has been issued a letter asking her to explain her stand by April 8. Her explation that she had recommended the issuance of car passes on the basis of her acquaintance with Chauhan’s wife Rita is unlikely to cut any ice. What people will want to know is how a lawmaker had links with such a notorious lawbreaker.
The Crimil-MLA Nexus