No information on charge-sheet, says Congress legislator

Shillong, July 2: Former Meghalaya Education minister and Congress legislator, M Ampareen Lyngdoh said that she had no information about details regarding a charge-sheet against her filed by the CBI in
connection with an alleged scam in the state education department.

“Regarding the CBI, filing the charge-sheet, I would like to state that as of 12:00 PM July 1, I have no information about the details of this charge-sheet,” Lyngdoh said in a statement.

“I have full faith in our judicial system, and will defend myself before a court of law at an appropriate stage,” Lyngdoh stated.

Lyngdoh, the then education minister and presently, the member of the Meghalaya Assembly from East Shillong constituency, has allegedly involved in mass manipulations, tampering in score sheets and interference in selections for the posts of assistant teachers in lower primary schools during 2008-2009.

In 2011-12, the CBI had conducted an inquiry at five centres – Shillong, Jowai, Amlarem, Tura and Dadenggre – and unearthed grave anomalies in the selection process.

The Meghalaya High Court had also directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the teachers’ recruitment at another 10 centres.

The CBI report had named Lyngdoh and other public representatives who had also recommended their own set of candidates to be appointed as teachers.

The politicians who had recommended candidates include former deputy chief minister, R.C. Laloo (37 candidates), former Mawkynrew MLA Remington Pyngrope (47), Transport minister and Nartiang MLA Sniawbhalang Dhar (37), former Raksamkre MLA Limison D. Sangma (34), deputy chief minister and Pynursla MLA, Prestone Tynsong (20), former urban affairs minister, Ronnie V. Lyngdoh (15), Health minister and Pynthorumkhrah MLA, A.L. Hek (7), South Shillong MLA, Sanbor Shullai (3), former MLA R.L. Tariang (29), former MLA J.A. Lyngdoh (6), former Speaker Charles Pyngrope (3), former MLA Donkupar Massar (2), member of district council, M. Pariat (11), former MLA Lambor Malngiang (4) and F. War, then adviser to former chief minister D.D Lapang (3).