Residents demand action against 'Sordar'
FROM OUR REPORTER
SHILLONG, June 1: The residents of Mawjongka in East Khasi Hills on Wednesday demanded immediate action against Disping Nongrang, Sordar of Wahlang Khyndai Kyntoit, who allegedly tried to stop the burial of one Shita Kharmuti’s daughter at the village graveyard.
Speaking to reporters, Freddie Sawkmie, a villager, said, “Kharmuti has filed an FIR against Nongrang and 14 others on June 8, 2015. Though the headman along with 13 others were arrested by police, Nongrang and another person Synsharsing Warjri were not arrested.”
He said that in the status report of the police the me of Warjri was struck off and one Lestarsing Ja figured in the report, who is a non-existent person in the village.
“We have failed to understand how this can happen,” he said.
“Lestarsing Kharphuli is a resident of the village whereas there is no such person by me of Lestarsing Ja,” he said.
“Nongrang actually holds the position of a Sordar but he claims himself to be a secretary of the village,” he said.
He said that the headman of Mawjongka village, Shken Shabong was not informed by Kharmuti about her daughter’s death and on this ground they refused her daughter’s burial in any of the village cemetery.
In a letter to Kharmuti, which bore the sigtures of 15 people including members of the Dorbar and some local residents, objected her daughter’s burial at the village cemetery.
He informed that SP of East Khasi Hills, M. Kharkrang and SP (City) V Syiem had assured them that an investigation into the matter will be conducted.
The residents have also alleged that Nongrang had been issuing no objection certificate (NOC) for sand mining in the year 2014 and 2015, to certain people, with whom he had a close link.
“He would ask Rs. 3000 for issuing NOC from those people, whom he does not like,” they said adding that the police should arrest Nongrang for violating the High Court order and the NGT ban.