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Cop missing for last one year


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: In a strange twist to the jailbreak probe, the police officer, RA Sangma who conducted the first inquest after the death of the jailbreak mastermind Fullmoon Dhar, has gone missing.

The matter came to light on Friday, the second day of the hearing of the Justice (retired) SP Rajkhowa Inquiry Commission, probing the infamous Shillong jail break of May 31, 2009.

According to the police, Sangma has not been traced for the last one year.

Sangma is one of the witnesses who were to depose before the Commission as he was the one who took the body of Fullmoon to Jowai Civil Hospital for postmortem on June 1, 2009.

During the hearing, the Government produced the letter of SP, West Jaintia Hills, O Passi before the Commission which said that the summon for Sub Inspector RA Sangma could not be served personally “since he remains untraced from service for the last one year. The WT message number (CRM-4-19-26-09-2913) dated 1-11-2012 was sent to the officer in charge, Tura, West Garo Hills asking to inform Sangma regarding the summon. The officer in charge of Tura reported that the copy of the WT was served to Jennie M Sangma, the wife of the police official at Upper Wadanang, Tura.

After Sangma conducted the first inquest on June 1, 2009, a second inquest was carried out by Magistrate H Deingdoh who is currently posted at Ranikor in West Khasi Hills.

While the first inquest was carried out by Sangma in the presence of the then Jaintia Hills SP, MK Singh at 3:20 pm on June 1, 2009, the Magistrate, H Diengdoh had said before the Commission in the past that he conducted the inquest at 2:30 pm on the same day.

However, the SP during his submission before the Commission in the past said that he had left the place while the Magistrate was conducting the inquest.

This exposes contradiction in the statement of Sangma and the SP.

On Thursday the FSL experts from Guwahati – Manoranjan Talukdar and Madhu Sharma – who had examined the bullets and pallets, deposed before the Commission.

During the hearing on both days, the Additional Advocate General BP Todi came to the rescue of the Government as the files related to the case were taken to Delhi by Supreme Court Lawyer KTS Tulsi, who is representing the police. Tulsi was not present on both the days.


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