Shillong: The CBI has registered an FIR against Meghalaya’s labour minister Ampareen Lyngdoh and others, including unknown persons, in connection with their alleged interference in appointments of schoolteachers besides the directorate of elementary and mass education and unknown persons.
Ampareen was the education minister and Thangkhiew the principal secretary (education) when the teachers’ recruitments were conducted during 2008-2009.
The CBI registered the FIR on Wednesday under Sections 120B, 167, 466, 408 and 34 of the IPC for criminal conspiracy, public servant framing incorrect documents with intent to cause injury, forgery of record of court or of public register, criminal breach of trust of clerk or servant, and acts done by several persons in betterment of common intention.
The case was registered on the order of Meghalaya High Court – passed on November 2, 2017 – that had directed the CBI to take over the investigation of the Laitumkhrah police station (case No. 62 (7) of 2011) relating to alleged mass manipulations, tampering in score sheets and interference in selections for the posts of assistant teachers in lower primary schools during 2008-2009. The high court also directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into teachers’ recruitments at another 10 centres and submit its report to the court within six months.