Megh seeks RO's assent to arrest candidate in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Feb 11 (UNI) Meghalaya Police today arrested United Democratic Party's candidate from Sutnga-Shangpung constituency Richard Sing Lyngdoh's brother Self Denial Lyngdoh for 'assaulting' a voter.

The state police have also sought power from the Returning Officer of Jaintia Hills District Frederick R Kharkongor to arrest the UDP candidate for assaulting one Jesban Chyrmang.

Quoting reports, election officials here said on February 9, Mr Lyngdoh along with his brother allegedly forced voters of Sutnga village to cast votes in his favour.

However, when one of the villagers - Jesban Chyrmang - voted against their wish, the candidate accompanied by his brother thrashed him severely.

Jaintia Hills District Superintendent of Police Mukesh Singh told UNI here that they have arrested Mr Lyngdoh's bother following an FIR lodged against him and his brother for criminal intimidation.

'' We are seeking power from the RO to arrest the UDP candidate for Sutnga-Shangpung constituency Richard Sing Lyngdoh. Once, the RO gave his seal of approval, Mr Lyngdoh will also be arrested,'' Mr Singh said.

Meanwhile, the police have booked Mr Lyngdoh under Sections 325, 506 and 34 of the IPC for assaulting Jesban Chyrmang.

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