Activists seek FIR against Meghalaya ex-governor V Shanmuganathan, Featured

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Even as former Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan hurriedly resigned from office on Friday, with his alleged sexual escapades in the premises of the Raj Bhavan coming out thick and fast in public domain, the anger in streets of Shillong is refusing to die down.

The gravity of the matter can be gauged from the fact that nearly 100 members of the Meghalaya Raj Bhavan wrote an extended letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday complaining of Shanmuganathan turning the governor's office into a "young ladies club" and compromising the "dignity" of the office of the governor.

People are finding it difficult to believe that the former governor should go scot-free despite being allegedly involved in such behaviour in complete disregard to the dignity of his office. Some organisations are even contemplating of filing a FIR against Shanmuganathan.

"We are still exploring the FIR angle. None of the victims have come forward yet to file a FIR. He is a very well-connected person. But we are seeking an enquiry into the matter. Just because he was a governor he should not escape without punishment. The Raj Bhavan staff should be interviewed. The victims should also be interviewed. Some of them have come out but they are scared. A simple resignation won't do," Angela Rangad, a member of Thma U Rangli-Juki, an organisation pressing for legal action against the former governor told Firstpost from Shillong.

Thma U Rangli-Juki even collected signatures from people in a letter addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee, who came to the Raj Bhavan on Thursday on account of the Republic Day, seeking proper investigation in the matter.

"In this age where sexual harassment cannot be excused, these allegations need to be investigated independently while ensuring anonymity of the complainants," the letter to the president reads.

Last modified on Saturday, 28 January 2017 09:46
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