SHILLONG, June 18 NNN : The National People’s Party (NPP) has condemned the inaction and inability of the Congress led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA)-II government in locating and arresting the rape accused Sub-Inspector Nurul Islam, who is accused of molesting and raping two minor sisters at Ampati Police Station on March 13 and on May 31.
“It is a matter of great shame that such a crime was committed in the constituency of Chief Minister and instead of monitoring the situation himself and seeing to it that the accused is arrested immediately and brought to justice, CM is again camping in Delhi,” NPP Spokesperson James K Sangma said in a press statement on Tuesday here.
The NPP leaders wondered if ‘the soft pedaling and shoddy investigation being carried out is because as per some reports, the accused S.I. Nurul Islam is related to the Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma from his mother Roshanara Begum’s side?”
At the same time, James also condemned the ‘hypocrisy’ of the MUA government on its empty talk on tackling the rising cases of Rape in the State. “The reality is contrary to this because Rape cases are rising at a meteoric rate and all the cases of Rape are still hanging fire with absolutely no conviction. The Government seems to be content with its obligation of giving a meager compensation of Rs. 50,000 to the rape victims,” he said.
Asking government to nab Islam at the earliest, NPP said the biggest deterrent to such crimes is conviction and punishment, which can only be initiated if the accused is arrested in the first place.
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