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SHILLONG: The CSWO has threatened to file an RTI on Nongpoh Police station for delayed investigation into the assault case of an old woman in her 60s and also for their refusal to take actions against the accused involved but interestingly, acted against the complainant on the behest of the Seng Longkmie of Marngar village in Ri Bhoi.
“We will file an RTI on the police station to find out the qualifications of the police personnel and the manner in which they were appointed to keep track on nepotism being carried out in this police station,” CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said here on Wednesday.
This move was made after Usti Syiem of Marngar village who was allegedly assaulted by her own son Nipen Syiem in the month of May was arrested by the police on the pretext that she along with her daughter Nimala Syiem had threatened the president of the Dorbar of Seng Longkmie, Sabrina Lyngdoh.
It may be reminded that a case had been filed against Nipen Syiem by his sister, Nimala Syiem. However, police were unable to arrest the accused who later secured an anticipatory bail as a result of which police failed to arrest him. Days after Usti Syiem was arrested and released, on July 8, her daughter, Nimala was arrested from Shillong for the same offence and brought to Nongpoh where she was kept in the lock up for 3-4 days before she was granted bail.
“When Nimala had pleaded for bail on the same day which falls on a Monday, the magistrate had disregarded her plea saying that bails cannot be granted on Monday,” Kharshiing said while stating that an RTI had been filed in this regard and it was found out that there is no such order which says that bail cannot be granted on Monday.
Further, the CSWO leader said that she had also filed an RTI with the Nongpoh police station on the call details of president of the Dorbar of Seng Longkmie to have a clear picture on the claims made by the latter that she received threatening calls from Nimala Syiem and her mother.
“I was surprised to note that the police are hesitant to hand over the details saying that the call details have nothing to do with investigation when the case revolves around threatening calls and messages,” Kharshiing said.
The 60-year-old mother now stays along with her grandson in her village and it was learnt that even her daughter, Nimala cannot visit her as she was suspended by the Dorbar of Seng Longkmie for her refusal to withdraw her FIR against her own brother.