SHILLONG, February 14, 2019: The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has directed the State police to probe into the alleged cases of human rights violation by its personnel.

The MHRC in one of the alleged case of rights violation has asked the State police to probe former East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Bashan J Laloo for assaulting one Manavon Massar.

Massar took to the social media alleging that following the assault by SP (Traffic) Bashan J Laloo, he was left with a fractured hand, broken finger besides other bruises. The incident took place on December 19 evening.

“…I was caught in a (traffic) jam for long. As the other side was clear, I overtook for a bit. Driving a small Maruti (car), I did not disturb anybody. I didn’t know that I overtook an SP’s Bolero. He, being a mad man, chased me, took me out of my car and lathi-charged me continuously while his gunmen held my friend and artist Dharmesh Parmar. I had no time to understand what happened or to say sorry or to explain or anything. He thought I was an outsider driving an Assam registration (car). So, he was speaking to me in Hindi and hit me till I got a chance to speak and spoke to him in Khasi and got him surprised. (When) I asked why you have beaten me so much, he said if this were Garo hills, I will just shoot you,” Massar wrote on social media.

The Commission has also directed the Meghalaya police to enquire into the alleged assault of one Mancheng D Marak by one Babul Roy and five other police officers of West Garo Hills.

“Issue notice to the Director General of Police, Meghalaya, to start an enquiry into the allegations made by the complainant by an officer not below the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) and submit the detailed report within 30 days of receipt of the notice,” the MHRC said in an order passed on February 12. The MHRC will again hear the case on March 18.


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