Hitler to file counter-FIR against police constable

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Shillong, Nov 24 (UNI) Controversial NCP Legislator and Meghalaya government chief whip Adolf Lu Hitler Marak today said he would file counter-FIR against his personal security officer (PSO) constable S Lyngdoh for charging him of ''assaulting and intimidating''.

The police constable had filed an FIR against the senior NCP Legislator on Friday at Sadar police station and police registered a case under sections 324 and 506, IPC.

''I will file a counter-FIR against the PSO for dereliction of duty and drunken behavior,'' Mr Marak said, while claiming that he never assaulted the PSO.

Narrating the incident, the government chief whip claimed that on November 12, Constable Lyngdoh was asked to leave his residence in the evening after he was found in an inebriated condition.

''I don't know why he (PSO) filed an FIR after so many days. Yes, there maybe an ulterior motive behind it. But if anyone can prove I am guilty, I will step down,'' he said.

On June 27, 2003, Mr Marak was arrested for allegedly maintaining ''close-links'' with the outlawed A'chik National Volunteers Council.

He was arrested again by Meghalaya police on charges of criminal intimidation and violation of People's Representation Act before the Assembly elections earlier this year.

Amusingly, Mr Marak was detained at Beijing airport, China in 2002 after startled airport authorities found his name corresponded with one of the most hated figures of world history.

He was then leading an official delegation from the state to China as a minister in-charge of Forest and Environment.

Nonetheless, the present assault charge on the NCP Legislator has put the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government in a dock.

The police are investigating three criminal cases relating to assault filed against state Mining and Geology Minister Donkupar Massar.

Mr Massar is charged of assaulting four labourers in Borsora, West Khasi Hills district and also Wallambok Lyngdoh, Pongtung village headman, East Khasi Hills district.

In the just concluded Assembly session, Chief Minister Donkupar Roy assured the House that he would ''not allow his government to be ruled by muscle power.'' UNI RRK DPM DB1616

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