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Meghalaya Speaker lodges complaint against social media users

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and candidate has filed a police complaint against users who have allegedly taken potshots at him, in the run up to the Assembly polls on February 27.

Mondal is in the fray for Phulbari seat against Binoy Ghosh of BJP, SG Esmatur Mominin of the NPP and independent candidate,

Some users have been allegedly spreading defamatory statements against the Speaker, accusing him of stealing sheets meant for distribution by the Housing Board.

"They are trying to influence voters through accusations and it is not fair. I have reported the matter to the police on Saturday and hopefully those behind it will be caught and given due punishment," said Mondal when contacted.

superintendent of police Dr MGR said a magisterial inquiry is currently on and the matter has been referred to a court.

"We have also sought details from about the accounts and its holders after which legal action will be taken," said Dr

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 18:35 IST