Cong files FIR against James, Agatha

SHILLONG, May 26: The Congress on Saturday filed an FIR against Home Minister, James K Sangma and his sister and South Tura, legislator Agatha K Sangma in poll bound Amapti.

The FIR filed by Congress candidate and daughter of former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, Miani Dalbot Shira alleges the brother-sister duo of alleged violation of election code of conduct and misuse of power.

“Agatha and James were there at Taktaki and tried to enter people’s houses and were distributing money but someone from the house called the Congress workers and they immediately reached the place. Miani said.

According to the FIR, James and Agatha had reached the village of Taktaki at about 12:30 am to bribe the people.

“When our party workers and village elders found out, they tried to stop them but they used their power (security as home minister) to take those stopping them and few vehicles captive,” Miani stated.

Stating that the “unprecedented event cannot be ignored,” the Congress candidate said, “As soon as I heard of this incident, I tried calling the official complaint number to inform them as a responsible candidate and to encourage my party workers not to take law into their hands.”

Miani however alleged that there was no action taken by the election officials. “I had no option but to file a FIR. A just investigation is required in the matter for fair bye elections to be held at Ampati,” she said.

Ampati which fell vacant after Dr Mukul Sangma resigned from the seat toretain Songsak goes top polls on May 28 and the counting will be held on June 1.

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