Meghalaya: GHADC MDC ‘kidnapped’ one day prior to no confidence vote in Council

Meghalaya: GHADC MDC ‘kidnapped’ one day prior to no confidence vote in Council

Tura | Jan 08:

An MDC, apparently with the Congress, was 'kidnapped' by a group of NPP MDCs just few hours prior to no-confidence vote in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).

It may be mentioned that the High Court had earlier directed the GHADC to restart the session.

The GHADC has seen tremendous drama since the last session when a no confidence motion that was due was stopped after the NPP staged a walkout just prior to the vote when it became apparent that the NPP led coalition would have lost the vote of confidence.

The matter was then taken to the High Court which ruled for the continuation of the session as well as the no confidence motion. Ever since the two camps have been looking at keeping their flock together and from being poached by rivals.

As per the FIR filed by the wife of Boston Marak, two MDCs from NPP, MLA cum MDC, Benedict Marak and Sengnal Sangma, the Wagesik MDC, came to house yesterday and took her husband from their house in Asibra in Tura, to an unknown location.

An FIR into the incident has been filed at the Araimile Beathouse in Tura against the two representatives by the wife of the MDC.

As per the FIR, the two leaders, along with a group of their supporters, came to house and forcefully took Boston. He has not been reachable ever since with the last call being made this morning, Jan 8.

"Till the filing of this FIR, I have not been able to contact my husband on his number since he was kidnapped. I last spoke to him at 12:40 pm this afternoon where he informed me that he was in Shillong. He called me from one number and though he was able to talk to me, he was not allowed to speak to him properly," said Boston's wife.

She added that in the case something happened to her husband, the two leaders, Sengnal and Benedict should be held responsible.

Confirming the receipt of the complaint, the superintendent of police, WGH, Dr MGR Kumar said, "We are verifying whether the act is cognizable or not. We will act after verifying exactly what happened as the case is sensitive."

The GHADC session is expected to begin on time tomorrow.

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