Court grants bail to suspended cop

SHILLONG, APR 12: Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday said that the state government had pleaded before the Meghalaya High Court to allow implementation of the roster system ‘prospectively’. “After the High Court has given its ruling in 2022, we have filed an affidavit (on this matter) not less than three times where we pleaded with the High Court to allow us (government) to implement the roster system prospectively not retrospectively,” Tynsong told reporters. “But the High Court at that point in time insisted us that it should be implemented retrospectively meaning from the inception of the state reservation policy,” he said when responding to a query with regards to the demand of the Voice of the People Party to put on hold implementation of the roster system pending the review of the state reservation policy. Tynsong however informed that the government would soon convene a cabinet meeting and an All-party meeting to discuss the roster system. “Again we are waiting for the chief minister to reach Shillong and we will call a meeting, we will have a cabinet meeting and also we will have an all party meeting with all responsible leaders and we will share and will discuss how to go forward,” he said. When asked, the deputy chief minister said, “I have no right to reply on behalf of the High Court but that’s what I am saying the point is very clear that we pleaded already as we wanted to implement it prospectively but the high court insisted and said on record that it should be implemented from the inception of reservation policy. So as of today it stands like that.”

SHILLONG: A lower court on Thursday granted bail to suspended senior police official Gabriel K Iangrai.

This was confirmed by his advocate P Yobin.

Iangrai was arrested on November 2, last year by the CID sleuths following a raid conducted at his residence at Shyiap, Golflink.

A case was registered on October 28, 2022 based on the allegation of misappropriation of funds in the construction of NERS PSAP facility at Sadar PS Complex.

Prior to this, a probe team headed by Inspector General (Law and Order) Mukesh Kumar Singh had found Iangrai’s alleged involvement in procurement of 29 vehicles when he was holding the post of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Administration).

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