Arrested Commandant of the SF-10 battalion GK Iangrai on Saturday said he should not be convicted before trial.
Speaking to reporters after he was discharged from the civil hospital here, Iangrai said that he had full faith in the process of law to ascertain the truth of his alleged involvement in embezzlement of funds..
When asked if there are other people who are also involved in the alleged scam, he evaded a direct replyt and only reiterated his faith in law. “I believe in due process of law and I request you please do not convict me before trial.”
Iangrai said that he had just been saved by the Grace of God from an ailment which was a threat to his life.
On November 2, CID sleuths arrested Iangrai for his alleged involvement in the misappropriation of funds for construction of NERS PSAP facility at Sadar PS Complex.
Iangrai, who was formerly Assistant Inspector General of Police (Administration), was arrested from his residence at Shyiap, Golflink, following a raid.
Meanwhile, Home minister Lahkmen Rymbui informed that Iangrai has been put under suspension following his arrest.
“He (Iangrai) has already been suspended and the law will take its own course,” he said.
When asked, the Home minister said, “A case has been registered and the person has been arrested so the legal process will follow.”
Earlier in a statement, Inspector General of Police (IGP) CID, Meghalaya O Pasi had said a case was registered on October 28 based on the allegation of Misappropriation of funds by G.K. Iangrai, MPS in the construction of NERS PSAP facility at Sadar PS Complex.
“During the investigation of the same, on 02/11/2022, simultaneous searches were conducted on the strength of the warrant issued by the Hon’ble Court of the Special Judge (PC Act), Shillong at the residential premises of Shri G K Iangrai at Lumshyiap, Chanmari, Upper Golf Links, Shillong 1, Official Quarter at Golf Links, and Farm House at Rtiang, Umsning, Ribhoi,” Pasi had said.
“During the searches, many incriminating documents, cash and material objects were seized and Shri G K Iangrai was arrested. Further investigation of the case continues,” he had added.
In the past, a probe team headed by Inspector General (Law and Order) Mukesh Kumar Singh had found Iangrai’s alleged involvement in procurement of 29 vehicles when he was holding the post of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Administration).