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Pranoy Kumar Musahary sworn in as first Meghalaya Lokayukta chair

IANS  |  Shillong 

Justice Pranoy Kumar Musahary, who retired as a of the Gauhati High Court, was sworn in on Tuesday as the of Meghalaya's first

Justice Musahary was administered the oath of office by at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here.

Among those present in the ceremony were Metbah Lyngdoh, , of Opposition Mukul Sangma and senior government and defence officials.

Following his swearing in, Musahary told the media: "I appeal to the public to cooperate with the by filing complaints about people indulging in "

He also requested the Conrad Sangma-led government to take necessary steps for appointment of other four members of the immediately.

"I will request the government to appoint officers like the to the commission who will make the preliminary inquiry into the allegations made in the complaints," Musahary said.

Asked about the high profile cases in Meghalaya, the said: "Let the complaints come first ... For the time being, I will ask the police to make preliminary inquiries."

The selection committee named Musahary as the of the ombudsman in July after the in April asked several states, including Meghalaya, to complete the process at the earliest.

The previous Congress-led United Alliance government had introduced the new Lokayukta Bill, 2014, for repealing the Lokayukta Act, 2012.



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 15:56 IST