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Meghalaya DGP applied for leave, says CM

“There is no confusion in this, the DGP has applied for leave. He had met me and he had specifically told me he had applied for leave,” Sangma said after the Cabinet meeting.

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Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma on Monday informed that State Director General of Police (DGP), R. Chandranathan has applied for leave.

“There is no confusion in this, the DGP has applied for leave. He had met me and he had specifically told me he had applied for leave,” Sangma said after the Cabinet meeting.

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The timing of his leave comes when the judicial enquiry is underway on the circumstances leading to the killing of former HNLC militant, Cherishster Thangkhiew, when police raided his house at Mawlai Kynton Massar on August 13 was on.

Several pressure groups led “Ka Sur Ki Nong Mawlai” a conglomeration of 11 organisations had demanded the suspension of Chandranathan, and two other officers for their alleged involvement in the killing of the former HNLC militant.

The Chief Minister said that the entire application and process takes time and a system is followed.

“So that process is going on. As soon as the process is over, his leave as per his desire will be given,” Sangma said. When specifically asked on the timing of the leave application, Sangma said that people can question in many ways.

“If an individual desire to go for a leave it could be for health ground, for personal ground and if as a government employee he is entitled to he should be given,” the Chief Minister said, even as he informed that he process for the judicial enquiry into the death of the former militant leader is on.

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