As many as 13 members of the Achik Holistic Awakening Movement (AHAM), an NGO formed by former chairman of the proscribed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Champion Sangma, were arrested for allegedly extorting money from non tribal traders in the coal belt areas of South Garo Hills.
In yet another drug bust, the East Jaintia Hills Police recovered 10000 nos of “Ya Ba” tablets commonly known as “World is Yours” tablets or “Madness Drug” during an intensive checking of vehicles at Khliehriat on the night intervening September 12 and 13.
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma has stated that an independent inquiry headed by the Managing Director of Meghalaya Tourism Development has found no concrete evidence on the allegations against the Superintendent Engineer, Md. M.U. Ahmed.
While replying to a question which was raised by KHNAM legislator, Adelbert Nongrum during the final day of the Autumn Session of the Assembly on Friday, Sangma said that on February 15, this year, he wrote a letter to the Managing Director to examine, which was submitted by Nongrum mentioning the various allegations against a particular employee of the corporation.
“The Managing Director submitted a 7 page report after inquiring into the various allegations. The inquiry find nothing concrete to substantiate the allegations which was leveled against the particular individual,” CM Sangma informed.
To a supplementary question raised by Congress MLA from Mawlai P.T. Sawkmie, Sangma said that it is not right to remove anybody based on mere allegations. “There has to be substantial evidence to remove anyone from his position,” Meghalaya Chief Minister said.
Nongrum said, “There are many allegations which I have submitted before Chief Minister against the Superintendent Engineer. But the inquiry find nothing,” he said.
Nongrum also raised doubts over the emergent Board meeting which was convened where the SP East Khasi Hills was also asked to attend. According to him, this very Board meeting has raise fears among employees of the MTDC to speak about all the misdeed that has happen.