Arrested candidate files nomination papers in Meghalaya

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Jowai, Feb 13 (UNI) Arrested United Democratic Party's (UDP) candidate Richard Sing Lyngdoh today filed nomination papers for the March 3 Assembly polls from Sutnga-Shangpung constituency after being released on bail last night.

Yesterday, the police arrested Mr Lyngdoh on charges of ''assaulting'' and ''intimidating'' electorate at Sutnga village in Jaintia Hills district last week.

Today, Mr Lyngdoh filed his papers after he was released on bail of a surety amount of Rs 10,000, SDO (civil) Khliehriat Civil Subdivision, Ms M War Nongbri told UNI over phone.

Mr Lyngdoh filed two sets of nomination papers before Ms War.

Meanwhile, Mr Lyngdoh's brother Self Denial Lyngdoh, nabbed on the same charges, was also released on bail of surety amount of Rs 10,000.

Both the brothers were arrested for allegedly forcing voters of Sutnga village to cast votes in his favour.

However, when one of the villagers - Jesban Chyrmang - questioned his right to vote, the candidate accompanied by his brother allegedly beat him up severely. Later, Mr Chyrmang, filed an FIR against the duo and later another FIR was jointly signed by 71 people.

In fact, the state police have booked both the brothers under Section 325, 506 and 34 IPC .

Meanwhile, the UDP has termed Mr Lyndoh's arrest as 'politically motivated'.


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