SHILLONG, March 9: The outlawed Hynniewtrep tiol Liberation Council (HNLC) has accused the police department of arresting only innocent people and implicating them under the Indian Pel Code (IPC), following the arrest of the sister of a senior HNLC cadre W Diengdoh.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the HNLC said the Police department came clean by issuing statements that they have evidence against Diengdoh however her only crime was that she had communicated with her brother.
“Maintaining relations with family members is not abetting as termed by the police,” Sainkupar Nongtraw Publicity Secretary, HNLC said.
He said the police department should look into their own organised crimes instead at pointing fingers at innocent people.
Referring to the education scam he said, “There were enough evidences to arrest Ampareen Lyngdoh in the 2013 Education scam in which J. D Sangma former Director of Elementary and Mass Education, who was alleged to be involved in the education scam, told before the First Class Judicial Magistrate K M Lyngdoh Nongbri that he reduced the cut-off marks of some applicants to accommodate those mes recommended by the then Education Minister.”
He said even after the police obtained so many evidences however the crimil case against her is still pending.
Challenging the Meghalaya police, he said, “If the Police department is sincere and honest enough to fulfill their duties then they should first arrest Ampareen Lyngdoh.”
Alleging that many police personnel were also involved in extortions and fake encounters, he said, “Despite being involved in such crimes they are always protected by the law itself and as a result many innocent youths have lost their lives in the hands of blood hungry police in the pretext of encounters.”
He said the police should try to clean up their department first and then engage in cleaning the state.
“Before issuing contradictory statements the police should try to use their common sense. Because at this age of information and technology it’s difficult to fool the public every time.” he said adding that it is evident now that the police department is against the peace talks.
He said the police should try to figure out their own manipulations rather than pointing at them.
“What is their agenda behind derailing the peace talks? Is it money? Is it political pressure? Or is it their ego?” he questioned.
“We have from time to time declared that we want to come to the negotiating table but the police want to take us to the battle field,” he said adding that they want peace but are compelled to take up the gun and the IED at the behest of the police department since they are being provoked time and again.