Inquiry commission into 2009 Meghalaya jailbreak

There had been widespread protests that the alleged mastermind of the jailbreak Fulmoon Dhar was shot dead in a fake encounter as he had links with political bigwigs.

Shillong: A commission inquiring into the
jailbreak of May 31, 2009 in Meghalaya during which seven
inmates fled with one being shot dead and the others being
captured later, was on Tuesday told that a former DGP `was not
interested in unraveling the nexus between criminals and
politicians`.

There had been widespread protests that the alleged
mastermind of the jailbreak Fulmoon Dhar was shot dead in a
fake encounter as he had links with political bigwigs.

SP (Infiltration) LB Rapthap appearing before the
Justice (retd) SP Rajkhowa Commission replied in the
affirmative to a question by Poonam Yadav, a counsel of some
NGOs, that the then DGP was not interested in bringing out the
truth of the jailbreak and the nexus of criminals with
politicians and others.

Rapthap was then the SP of East Khasi Hills (Shillong)
and Anil Pradhan the DGP.

Rapthap alleged that money was transported inside the
jail by the warden, who was arrested after the jailbreak.
Justice (retd) Rajkhowa was appointed in August 2010
to investigate the controversial jailbreak.

PTI