Meghalaya DGP Faces Investigation Over Alleged Misuse of Vehicle Number Plate

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong assures investigation into allegations against Director General of Police Lajja Ram Bishnoi for misusing and tampering with his vehicle's registration number plate. The police have started probing the allegations, and an affidavit detailing the investigation will be filed in court.

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Meghalaya DGP Faces Investigation Over Alleged Misuse of Vehicle Number Plate

Meghalaya DGP Faces Investigation Over Alleged Misuse of Vehicle Number Plate

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has assured an investigation into allegations against Director General of Police (DGP) Lajja Ram Bishnoi, who is accused of misusing and tampering with his vehicle's registration number plate. The assurance comes after suspended police official G.K. Iangrai filed a complaint with the Sadar Police Station on May 9, alleging that DGP Bishnoi changed the number plate of his white Kia Carnival Limousine by putting a new registration number allotted to a Verna 1.6 VTVT vehicle.

Why this matters: This investigation sets a precedent for holding high-ranking officials accountable for their actions, and its outcome will have implications for the integrity of the police force and public trust in the institution. Moreover, it highlights the need for transparency and accountability in governance, especially when it comes to those in positions of power.

Deputy Chief Minister Tynsong, who is in charge of the Home department, stated, "Let the investigation go on and thereafter let the law take its own course." He emphasized that when an FIR is filed, it is the government's duty to attend to the matter and initiate an investigation. The police have already started probing the allegations against DGP Bishnoi, and an affidavit detailing the investigation will be filed in court.

The allegations against DGP Bishnoi come at a time when he has only 10 days left before his retirement. The government has already decided to appoint a new DGP, pending clearance from the Election Commission (EC). Tynsong refrained from commenting on potential action against members of the enquiry committee constituted by the police department in relation to an old vehicle scam case, stating that the court has yet to decide on the matter.

G.K. Iangrai, the complainant, is a 2004 batch Meghalaya Police Service (MPS) officer who is currently under suspension for alleged misappropriation of funds. His complaint accuses DGP Bishnoi of misusing his position and tampering with the registration number of his official vehicle, a serious allegation that warrants a thorough investigation.

As the investigation unfolds, all eyes will be on the Meghalaya police department to ensure a fair and impartial probe into the allegations against the outgoing DGP. The outcome of the investigation will not only determine the fate of the FIR but also set a precedent for holding high-ranking officials accountable for their actions. The government's swift response in initiating the investigation demonstrates its commitment to upholding the integrity of the police force and maintaining public trust in the institution.