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Imposter alleges nexus

Shillong, June 10: The Meghalaya government has come across people using “fictitious names” to level serious charges against officials, including an allegation that a deputy commissioner had a nexus with militants.

Leader of the Opposition Donkupar Roy today called the attention of the government in the Assembly to the allegation that there was a nexus between militants and East Garo Hills deputy commissioner Vijay Kumar Mantri.

Quoting a section of the media, Roy stated that one Mary G. Momin had written to chief minister Mukul Sangma and others alleging that the deputy commission had a nexus with militants.

Momin had also claimed to be from a group known as the A’chik Senior Citizens Forum.

“This is a serious complaint, and there cannot be smoke without fire. If a deputy commissioner, who is the head of the administration in the district, is alleged to have connections with militants, then what will happen to the fight against militants?” Roy asked.

He also demanded that the deputy commissioner be removed from the post.

In his reply, Sangma said that as soon as the complaint was received, an immediate inquiry had been ordered.

“An inquiry was launched, but the identity of the petitioner(s) under the A’chik Senior Citizen’s Forum could not be established. No such lady by the name of Mary G. Momin existed in the areas in and around Williamnagar,” Sangma said.

He said following the inquiry it was learnt that all correspondences were made from Guwahati.

“There is a growing tendency of some people with fictitious names to bring allegations. It is incumbent to find out these people. We have directed for a further inquiry and will continue to find out the source of the allegation.”

Sangma said further inquiries would be conducted.