Tura man faces legal trouble over charges against MLA

TURA, Oct 18: Former South Tura MLA John Leslee K Sangma has served a legal notice to one Edonath Marak, a resident of Nikwatgre locality in Tura, accusing him of opposing an ongoing road construction in his locality, leading to the immediate halt in the work.
The legal notice, informing about the former MLA’s intention to file a damage suit against Marak, was issued by the former’s lawyer, ML Thangal, on Tuesday.
Earlier, Marak had levelled allegations against the former MLA in a statement.
Marak, in the statement, had claimed that a demand for the construction of the road was made during the former MLA’s tenure but that it was neglected.
“This notice is being served upon you to provide all proof of your allegation of obstruction made by my client to the ongoing road construction at Nikwatgre, to furnish a copy of the demand for construction of the road at Nikwatgre, which was not attended to by my client, evidence of the assurance given to you by the Chief Minister to provide security to the locality to counter the alleged obstruction by my client and also to provide a copy of the proof that you are a bona fide legal resident of the place where you reside, within one week of the receipt of the notice,” the legal notice read.
It also stated that failure to do so would require Marak to meet the former MLA in person to tender an unconditional apology and publish it on print and social media.
The notice also warned that failing to do so will entail a filing of a Rs one crore damage suit for defamation.

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