Meghalaya Congress MLA booked for holding govt doctor at gunpoint

Mar 12, 2017, 09:09 IST | Agencies

A police vehicle burnt by a mob during the unrest in Shillong. File pic
A police vehicle burnt by a mob during the unrest in Shillong. File pic

Shillong: Meghalaya Congr­ess legislator Sengnam N Marak has been accused of holding a doctor at gunpoint, a police officer said on Saturday.

Police said Sandipani Malla Bujarbaruah has lodged a complaint accusing Marak and his aide of holding him captive at gunpoint on March 5 at a PWD Inspection Bungalow in Rongjeng village in East Garo Hills district.

Marak is Parliamentary Secretary in charge of Health and Family Welfare. "Under the influence of liquor, Marak and his aide called Bujarbaruah to their room and held him captive at gunpoint till 3.30 am," police said.

However, according to district police official Vivekanand Singh, the legislator has filed a counter-FIR against Bujarbaruah. "We have received a complaint from both parties and the matter is being investigated," Singh said.

He refused to divulge the details of the FIR. Neither Marak nor Bujarbaruah could be reached for comments.

Cops suspended for firing at civilians

Meghalaya government has suspended two cops for firing at three civilians in North Garo Hills district on March 6, police said. "The state issued the susp­ension order against Una­rmed Branch Sub Insp­ec­tor WD Sangma and cons­table Umakhanta Rabha for firing at three civilians," an officer said.

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