Meghalaya: Speaker says can’t take hasty decision on assault-accused MLA
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh on Saturday said that the decision on the demand of removal of accused NPP MLA Thomas Sangma from house committees cannot be hasty, adding that the court and the law have to take their own course.
“For me, I feel that I should not rush into taking decisions keeping in mind the nature of the case which has been filed. Today, we have seen in the media reports that the complainant would like to withdraw the FIR,” he said, responding to a demand of removal by Congress MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had earlier stated that the case pertains to a very personal matter and felt that it was not appropriate for the government to respond to it especially when an investigation was pending.
The Chief Minister had assured that the government would ensure the investigation took place in a fair manner.
So far, all political leaders from both the ruling and opposition have favoured a fair and proper investigation and reserved extensive comments, due to the nature of the case being based on an allegation.
The North Tura MLA was earlier accused of raping a woman on numerous occasions at her residence in Nongthymmai and Hotel Magnum in Shillong on the pretext of getting married.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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