FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, June 16: Aggrieved residents from five villages under Mawkynrew constituency alleged that they were cheated by three persons over a central scheme and urged the state government to intervene in the matter.
Earlier this year around 40 villagers in Mawkynrew constituency alleged that the branch mager of Meghalaya Rural Bank in Smit, a Sordar and a woman cheated them by withdrawing lakhs of rupees as bank loans against their mes.
The villagers from Rapleng, Laitdiengsai, Jongksha, Mawbeir and Mawiapbang village has further expressed concern over the progress of the investigation into the case filed against them by the farmers.
Abrington Dkhar, a resident of Mawiapbang village, while speaking to reporters on Friday said, “Most of the villagers belongs to poor families and are only dependent on farming and the Sordar had asked to open an account at Meghalaya Rural Bank in Smit so that I will be able to receive a grant of Rs. 10000 under a central scheme, however till date I have yet to receive the grant. Instead I have learned that a load of Rs. 2.5 lakhs have been taken under my me.”
He informed that during the opening of the account, the Sordar of Mawiapbang, Kyrshiej Nongrum, A. Kharmuti, branch mager and another woman identified as Timil Pyngrope was also present and had asked to sign the documents.