Shillong: A sessions court on Wednesday sentenced Nidamon Chullet, a senior leader of the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya, to life imprisonment in connection with a murder case in February 2008.
Chullet and another co-accused identified as Coming alias Koming Rabon had murdered Ewanmi Lhuid, a nephew of a retired IAS officer Magan Sing Lhuid in Jowai, the district headquarters of West Jaintia Hills following a brawl.
The court sentenced Rabon for seven years of imprisonment.
Meanwhile, reliable sources said that Chullet, who is the working president of NPP in East Jaintia Hills district and president of Jaintia Hills Truck Owners Association, will file an appeal in the High Court of Meghalaya challenging the sessions court judgment.
Chullet is also a prime accused in the assault case involving two women rights activists Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma in November 8, 2018 at Tuber Sohshrieh area in East Jaintia Hills district.
Kharshiing and Sangma were brutally assaulted after they photographed coal-laden trucks. The
activists have been fighting against illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state.