From Our Correspondent | May 6, 2018
Tura: The law enforcers and protectors are seldom seen to be law breakers but an instance in Garo Hills has turned the tables in this regard. All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers’ Association (AGHSSASTA) has demanded the termination of the services of a sub inspector, R Shabang, for allegedly beating up a teacher in a drunken state and collecting fine from the same teacher, despite not being in police uniform.
The incident allegedly occurred on April 28 near the village of Mronggre under Dadenggre block in West Garo Hills, while the teacher, Mominur Rehman was on his way back home.
“R Shabang, sub-inspector from Phulbari PS brutally beat up a teacher, who is also the headmaster of the Chanupara SSA UP School. He had gone to D.LE.Ed class and when he was returning from Boldakgre (under Dadenggre Block) to his home Chibinang Bazar. He had parked his bike to meet his CRC secretary at Mronggre. The SI, without police uniform asked for his vehicle documents and then fined him Rs.2,000/- for not carrying his documents,” said TD Sangma, publicity secretary of AGHSSASTA.
The association further alleged that the SI, in a drunken state asked the name of his (headmaster’s) father and started beating him. He also took his bike to the PS and was only able to get his vehicle the next day after showing all documents.
An FIR was filed by the headmaster, though by that time, the SI had already been transferred to Tura though there was no official transfer order, said the AGHSSASTA.
“This is strange that the SI has been transferred when a case was filed against him against his illegal act. When we met the OC of Phulbari, he too stated that there was no MVI order for this sort of collection,” said Sangma through a release.
The association also alleged that the SI had collected money not only from the teacher but also from other commercial vehicles in full view of people around him on the excuse of checking documents.
“This is totally illegal and unacceptable not only for the society but also for the nation as well. We therefore ask the competent authorities to terminate him at the earliest so that teachers and society can be rid of such anti social acts,” added Sangma.