Shillong, Sep 15: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday informed the Assembly that the state police have done their best to track one Vicky Dey for spreading hate and incite communal tension.
Sangma said that the state police are committed to arrest the accused.
Replying to a calling attention motion moved by opposition member George B. Lyngdoh of the Congress, Sangma said look-out notices were also issued to the Superintendent of Police of North Goa and South Goa as it was suspected that Dey had been hiding there but Goa police informed that the accused could not be traced.
The Chief Minister also informed the House that the lookout notices have been sent to Lal Bazar Police Headquarters in Kolkata but they are yet to receive a reply.
Sangma also informed that the State Superintendent of Police (CID) Meghalaya has also sent look out notices to all the states of the country, even as he informed that the states were yet to respond.
Earlier, moving the calling attention motion, Lyngdoh said that it was nearly one year since an FIR had been lodged against Dey who has allegedly spread hate videos that speak ill against the people and insult the leaders of the State.
“There are serious violations of freedom of speech and expression and this person is on a mission to taint the character of Meghalaya citizens and spread false information about the State,” the Congress legislator from Umroi said.
Lyngdoh also added that the fact that this person is repeating his actions speaks of his agenda to malign the image of the state and attempt to scare people living in other parts of the country.
Lyngdoh also slammed the inaction of the Meghalaya police to arrest Dey has led to people of the state drawing many conclusions that our state police is incapable in responding to challenges of hate crimes that has been committed by people from other states and other parts of the world.