HC summons Kharkrang

Education scam:  Admin fails to submit probe progress report

SHILLONG: The High Court of Meghalaya has directed the East Khasi Hills district police chief M Kharkrang to appear along with the Investigating Officer (IO) before it on Tuesday in connection with the infamous education scam that rocked the state in 2009.
Earlier on June 3, the Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills District was directed to instruct the Investigating Officer concerned to submit the investigation progress report within two weeks time.
However, the State counsel on Monday submitted before the court that no progress report was received till date.
It was on October 21, 2011, that the judge of then Shillong bench of the Gauhati High Court, Justice T. Vaiphei (now a judge of Tripura High Court) had passed an order directing for an inquiry by the CBI into the alleged large-scale manipulation and irregularities in the appointment of assistant teachers in government lower-primary schools in 2009.
Justice Vaiphei passed this order after nine writ petitions were filed at then Shillong bench of Gauhati High Court by aggrieved candidates in April-May 2010 against the Meghalaya government.
The candidates had found in the information they obtained through Right to Information (RTI) Act the marks scored by qualified candidates were tampered with in order to facilitate the appointment of other “unqualified” candidates.
The CBI submitted the report to the High Court on March 5, 2012.

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