From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Aug 7: The heat on tiolist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Sanbor Shullai for his alleged misdemeanour is on as the alleged woman victim has vowed to get justice, even as a leading social organisation has condemned his reported misconduct.
Standing firm on her allegations against Shullai of crimil trespass, assault, attempt to outrage her modesty and trying to create commul disharmony, Haviva Passah on Monday vowed to take an extra yard by lodging a complaint with the State’s Women’s Commission in her fight for justice.
Passah has already lodged an FIR with the Laban police station demanding action against the elected representative two days ago, even as she claimed that the police initially gave a lukewarm response to her complaint filed that day.
Passah is the owner of Stay Four Seasons guest house and the building has been taken on lease from the MLA for a period of five years just a year ago.
Speaking to newsmen here on Monday, the woman elaborated on the incidents that occurred in her absence on 2nd August and subsequent developments on 4th August. She said incident on Wednesday took place when the NCP legislator forcefully stormed into the guest house, abused the mager and evicted the guests, besides stching the origil documents of the deal ostensibly due to the success of the guest house that had been leased out to her.
She alleged that the incident on Wednesday happened when she had gone to talk to the legislator to discuss the incident that had occurred at the guest house in her absence. “However, on seeing me, Shullai started shouting and abused me and even pushed me on my right chest,” alleged Passah, who has threatened to even move the women’s commission to ensure that she gets justice.
Shullai has lodged a counter FIR at Laban police station. He is reported to have mentioned in his FIR that the woman forcibly entered his office with an intention to murder, besides adding that she was trying to tarnish his image ahead of the polls.
The female victim, however, wondered “How I can make such an attempt and brandish a weapon? Moreover, his PSO was there when the incident took place,” she countered during the press meet. She also denied the allegation of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident by displaying a medical report. She said she will take recourse to all measures to ensure that she gets justice from the alleged misconduct unbecoming of an MLA.
Claiming the origil documents of the agreement are now with the legislator, the woman said, “Notwithstanding the odds, I will not shy away in my search for justice and I will retain my five years’ lease over the occupied floor of the building, for which I pay Rs 50,000 to Shullai’s account every month,” she asserted.
Meanwhile, the Civil Society Welfare Organisation (CSWO) has strongly condemned the manhandling of a woman by the legislator.
In a statement issued on Monday, the organisation also strongly condemned his “commul” acts of kicking and throwing out non-tribal guests from the neighbouring States who had come to the city to take part in a recruitment drive of the army and had checked in at the guest house for the night on 2nd August.
“Such inhuman acts by a sitting legislator are unexpected and shall not be tolerated in the civilized society. The authorities should take stern action against the erring MLA as per the law of the land, so as to also deter others in power from committing such inhuman acts in future, as the law is expected to be equal for everyone, irrespective of power or status,” the statement read.