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CM asked me to keep quiet after I was attacked by coal mafia: Amita Sangma

Shillong, Oct 18: Social activist Amita Sangma has alleged that the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had asked her to keep quiet after she and Agnes Kharshiing were attacked by coal mafia on November 8, 2018 in East Jaintia Hills.

NPP leader Nidamon Chullet was leading the group that targeted the duo.

As the third anniversary of the attack is approaching, Amita said when the chief minister met her at NEIGRIHMS where she was admitted after the attack, he wanted her to keep quiet about the incident.

Hence, she doubted whether they will get justice since the NPP is in power in the state.

“I doubt whether we will be able to get justice because even Conrad  Sangma is also involved. His own partymen were involved in attacking me and Agnes,” Amita told reporters.

She said the prime accused, NPP leader from the district Chullet, was very much present when the incident took place.

“Conrad Sangma also knew them very well but the question arises as to why he failed to reveal how many of his own people were involved in attacking us,” she asked.

“After the incident had taken place, he visited me at NEIGRIHMS hospital. I actually wanted to tell him about the entire incident since he is the CM of the state, I thought by telling him, we can get some help but instead he told me don’t tell anybody but keep quiet. Because of this, I had to keep quiet and I did not dare to tell this to anyone. This made me wonder as to what made the CM say like that because I thought we have to tell everything whatever had happened,” she said.

“After that, I saw that Nidamon Chullet had donated Rs 2 lakh to the chief minister for tackling the Covid pandemic. Then I realised that we will never get justice because the entire ruling National People’s Party is involved in the incident,” she said.

Amita also accused the chief minister of not having any respect for women.

She also flayed the NPP-led government for failing to institute an independent inquiry into the entire incident that was linked to illegal coal trade.

“When the incident took place, the government promised to institute an independent inquiry but now they are just keeping quiet, nobody is talking about the incident anymore and this made me feel that this is not a good government and that it is a government that commits murder because even the CM asked me not to say anything and that I should keep quiet. The CM is also a criminal if he is shielding criminals, murderers etc,” she said.

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