SHILLONG, Nov 20: The Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) has threatened to lodge a complaint with the UN Special Rapporteur for the Indigenous People due to the iction of the state police to take action against two officials of the Governor’s Secretariat.
The CSWO is aggrieved against the police for not taking action against two officials of the Governor’s Secretariat.
The CSWO alleged that these officials were appointed on temporary basis but fraudulently gained promotion without any “service rules.”
Addressing a press conference here today, Kharshiing alleged that she had also written to the Director General of Police (DGP), Rajiv Mehta on the matter but he remained silent.
Kharshiing also said that the matter was reported to the President of India on March 11, 2015.
The CSWO leader said that subsequently, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an office memorandum on September 7 requesting the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to take appropriate action and that the petitioner and MHA be intimated about the report.
“Based on the letter the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (PC Division) sent a letter on September 11 to the Chief Secretary of the state of Meghalaya for appropriate action and that the complaint and the Ministry be intimated of the action taken report. Till date there is no report provided to the complaint from the office of the Chief Secretary,” Kharshiing said. It may be noted that on March 8 this year, CSWO leader Agnes Kharshiing had lodged an FIR against KG Choudhury and NK Arjun for “cheating, fraud, manipulations, treason, forgery and corruption.”
Subsequently, due to certain technicalities of the case it was referred to the police head quarters (CID) on March 31.
The CSWO president got this information through a RTI filed by her on July 2.
As per the RTI findings the case has been referred to the police head quarters since the case falls under the category, of a sensatiol ture which has evoked general public interest, it is a case of exceptiol difficulty or importance and since the case is of a very technical or complicate or serious ture which, in the opinion of the state government, the Director General and Inspector General of police could call for the service of a CID investigator.
It may be noted that on March 31 the East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police had written to the Inspector General of Police (ER) requesting the shifting of the case to the police headquarters and for transferring the case to the state CID.