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HC notice to Govt on GH ‘fake encounter’
SHILLONG: The High Court of Meghalaya has issued notice to Meghalaya Government and the police following a petition filed by Nokma of Oragitok village whose son was allegedly killed in a ‘fake encounter’ on March 4 in West Garo Hills.
While police claimed that Sengbath Ch. Marak was shot dead during the anti-insurgency operations against GNLA militants, at around 6am on March 4 at Rimba Adinggree near Oragitok village under Rongram police outpost, the victim’s father Abal M. Sangma, Nokma of Oragitok alleged that his son was shot dead by one Mingran T. Sangma in the presence of Bitching N. Marak, circle inspector of West Garo Hills, and other police personnel.
The Nokma through his petition field before the Court had sought a fair investigation by the CBI to unravel the truth. On March 7, the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi had ordered a magisterial probe headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Sabrella B Marak to investigate the matter as per the guidelines of National Human Rights Commission.
Though a month’s time was given to complete the probe, the magistrate sought more time for the completion of the report.