Meghalaya: MLA sorry for assaulting photographer
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:58
Shillong: A day after assaulting a photojournalist in the Assembly premises, a ruling Congress legislator apologised today.

"I am sorry for what has happened and it will not be repeated again in the future. What happened is a lesson for me and for all concerned," Founder Strong Cajee said.

Opposition NCP had demanded apology from him while the the Speaker Charles Pyngrope had threatened action against the erring legislator under the law.

Clarifying on why he pounced on Walton Lytan, the photo journalist yesterday, Founder alleged the former had called him a "stupid" representative of a "savage" Mawlai constituency.

What followed then was the journalist limping with broken reading glasses and a blue eye.

While Walton was admitted at the Shillong Civil Hospital here, the Speaker has said that he will allow the police to go ahead with investigation on both the aggrieved parties.

The police have registered FIRs filed by the journalist and the legislator.


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:58

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