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Ardent files FIR against ex-KHADC MDC over misappropriation slur


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SHILLONG, April 15: VPP supremo Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit on Monday filed an FIR against former KHADC member, Donkupar Sumer for accusing him of misappropriating funds when he was the CEM.
In the FIR filed before the officer-in-charge of Sadar police station on Monday, Basaiawmoit said Sumer, while addressing an NPP meeting recently, had accused the former of misappropriating Rs 30 lakh and also terminating Khasi employees from the council, which is false, baseless and incorrect.
Mentioning that a clip of Sumer’s speech is available on the T7 news channel on YouTube which was uploaded on April 13, Basaiawmoit said, “By making such statements in the public domain, aspersions and vilification have been cast upon me, an elected member of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.”
“It is noteworthy to mention that such statements were made with the sole intent of defaming, maligning, and spreading false, concocted, and fabricated information to the public at large,” the VPP chief said in his complaint, adding that the aforesaid statements amount to criminal offences under Section 499 and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
“In light of the above, we request you take necessary action as per law, and that the burden of proof should lie with the person who made such statements,” Basaiawmoit said.
VPP media cell member Rusievan Shangpliang also filed another FIR at the Sadar police station in this connection.


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