Meghalaya Congress legislator holds doctor at gunpoint

Meghalaya Congress legislator holds doctor at gunpoint
Meghalaya Congress legislator holds doctor at gunpoint

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Congress legislator Sengnam N. Marak has been accused of holding a doctor at gun point, a police official said on Saturday.

Police said that Sandipani Malla Bujarbaruah has lodged a complaint accusing Marak and his aide of holding him captive at gunpoint on March 5 at a PWD Inspection Bungalow in Rongjeng village in East Garo Hills district.

Marak, who is Parliamentary Secretary in charge of Health and Family Welfare, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

"Under the influence of liquor, Marak and his aide called Bujarbaruah to their room and held him captive at gunpoint till 3.30 a.m.," police said.

However, according to district police official Vivekanand Singh, the legislator has filed a counter-FIR against Bujarbaruah.

"We have received a complaint from both parties and the matter is being investigated," Singh said. He refused to divulge the details of the FIR.

Neither Marak nor Bujarbaruah could be reached for comments.

Meghalaya Congress legislator holds doctor at gunpoint