SHILLONG, May 21: The Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) of Meghalaya has strongly condemned Assam police’s alleged misbehaviour on Akhil Gogoi, an MLA from Sivasagar in Assam.
On Friday morning when Gogoi arrived in a heavily escorted convoy from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where he is undergoing treatment, to take oath as an MLA, he was seen being pushed by security personnel when the MLA tried to speak to media outside the main gate.
“I am an MLA of this Assembly. How can you push and drag an MLA? This is an insult … No one can silence my voice,” he shouted while being pushed inside the Assembly building.
In a statement issued on Friday, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said the police should understand that they are government servants and not chamcha for anyone in power.
“Akhil Gogoi was elected by the people and if he is misbehaved and ignored, it means those police who acted like goons are insulting the people and such government servants should be removed from service as this is not the way a government runs as they don’t know the procedures and rules,” she said.