Meghalaya Northeast

West Garo Hills SP, DM ‘terrorising’ party workers: Meghalaya BJP

Meghalaya BJP has alleged that party workers are being terrorised by the superintendent of police and district magistrate of West Garo Hills and sought their removal.

BJP state vice-president Bernard N Marak was arrested last week on the charge of running a sex racket in his farmhouse in the district.

The party, which is part of the ruling coalition, wrote to Governor Satya Pal Malik seeking the removal of the two senior officials of the district.

Seeking transfer of the district police chief and the administrator, state BJP president Ernest Mawrie claimed in a letter to the governor that the intent of harassing party workers “seems laced with ulterior motive coupled with blatant abuse of power”.

Claiming that party workers were being “harassed” and receiving summons from police, Mawrie said in the letter, “the status of being a coalition partner or the Opposition shall not influence our stance on corruption. I request your office to intervene and help restore the sense of safety among our party workers.

“Meghalaya is witnessing political vendetta, a first-of-its-kind in the state. Terrorising opposition and smaller party workers is nothing but suffocating our very own democratic principles.”

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