Meghalaya: Family demands CBI probe into women’s activists attack case

Shillong, December 5: Family of women’s rights activists Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma on Tuesday last demanded the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to institute a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case of attack on the activists.

Both the activists, who have been fighting against illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state, were brutally attacked for taking photographs of coal-laden trucks on November 8 at Tuber Sohshrieh area in East Jaintia Hills district.

The family members of the victims, while welcoming the Government’s decision to conduct independent probe, urged the government to conduct a CBI investigation into the case.

A report published in a website www.daijiworld.com stated that the family members blamed the administration for its failure to address the issues of mining that has resulted in criminal and barbaric acts.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister James Sangma Ahad had dismissed necessity of central agency probe as the government had instituted an independent fact-finding inquiry.