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Case against DGP: Govt says probe on

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, May 10: Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Friday said that police have begun investigation after an FIR was filed against Director General of Police Lajja Ram Bishnoi for allegedly tampering and misusing a vehicle registration number plate.
Refusing to comment on the matter, Tynsong said that investigation should be allowed to take place and the law will take its own course.
“When an FIR is lodged, we have to attend to it. Our attention has been drawn and we have registered the case,” Tynsong said.
Refraining from jumping to conclusions, he said that after investigation, the court will take a final call on the matter.
He also refused to comment on the complaint against the members of the enquiry committee, saying the matter was pending in the court.
The Meghalaya police have registered a case against the DGP after suspended police officer Gabriel K Iangrai lodged an FIR accusing the former of misusing his position and tampering with the registration number of his official vehicle.
Iangrai leveled charges of criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust as well as forgery and cheating against the DGP who is set to demit office on May 19.
In the FIR filed at the Sadar police station, Iangrai said that an enquiry committee was constituted on July 18, 2022, and its report stated that a Hyundai Verna parked at the Central Workshop had been allotted a fake number. It also said the AIG-A did not register the vehicle as no documents were available.
Citing a letter received through a Right to Information (RTI) application, he said the registration number of a white Kia Carnival limousine that the DGP uses is actually of a Verna 1.6 VTVT registered with the state Tourism Department.
Iangrai said Bishnoi arrived in Shillong on May 17, 2022, to join as the DGP in a white Kia Carnival registered with the government of Assam and apparently had the number plate changed with that of the Verna, he said.

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