Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday informed the House that Vicky Dey, who is wanted for circulating hate videos, is still untraceable a year after an FIR was filed against him in September 2020.

Dey is accused of circulating videos to incite communal tensions between tribals and non-tribals.

In one of his videos, Dey had alleged that some NGOs were forcing non tribals to shut down their shops in Ichamati. The CM said an FIR was filed against Dey at Lumdiengjri Police station and later transferred to Shella Police station and investigated.

In October 2020, two more individuals filed a complaint against Vicky Dey, Prontush Sarkar, Mridul Das and Binayak Roy, accusing them of circulating false information with intention to cause breach and misleading the Governor and Prime Minister’s Office.

Sangma said that the case was registered and investigated and during the investigation, a look out notice was also issued to SP of North Goa and South, as it was suspected that the accused was hiding there. But the Goa Police informed that the accused could not be traced, the CM said in the House.

In addition, a look out notice was also issued to Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, and the SP (CID) Meghalaya had also sent a look out notice to all the states.

Earlier, while calling the attention motion, Umroi legislator George Lyngdoh said that it is nearly one year since the FIR was filed against Dey, who spread hate videos that speaks ill against the citizens of Meghalaya.

Stating that the hate videos are “serious violation of freedom of speech and expression”, the MLA also slammed the Meghalaya Police for its inaction to act on the FIR, while adding that such inaction would only encourage Dey to spread more hate videos.

Earlier, Sangma also took note of the MLA criticising the police and said it was not fair for the MLA to criticize the police department as “they are making huge sacrifices to keep the citizens safe”.

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