SHILLONG: The under-construction house of a prominent RTI activist, Mr. Curtis Rani was wrecked by unknown miscreants on Thursday March 2 at Mawkneng Village in the East Khasi Hills District of Megahalya.
In the FIR filed by Mr. Rani to the police at Sohiong Police station, the activist cited that he was intimidated and threatened that his house which is under construction would be vandalised if he did not withdraw the RTI.
“I have no idea who dismantled the walls of my house, but prior to this incident, village chief of Hima Nongspung Patrick Syiemiong issued a letter on March 2 instructing me to stop the construction of my house,” Curtis told newsmen
The RTI intended to seek information on various issues relating to the rules and regulations of the office of Syiem of Hima Nongspung in administering the villages besides financial expenditure. The RTI activist, who has been threatened in the past filed the RTI in relation to the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).