In a virtual embarrassment for Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy, another criminal case has been registered against one of the MLAs of the ruling coalition for allegedly assaulting his PSO.
NCP MLA Adolf Lu Hitler Marak is charged with assaulting his PSO, S Lyngdoh, and a case has been lodged against him at Sadar Police Station here, a senior police official confirmed on Sunday.
The incident took place last week at the MLA hostel.
After an FIR from the PSO, police registered a case of assault against Marak, who is also the chief whip of the ruling Meghalaya Progressive Alliance government.
This is the second criminal case registered against an MLA of the ruling coalition, with Mining and Geology Minister D Massar facing charges of assault and intimidation on some labourers and a village headman.
Three separate cases have been registered against Massar at Ranikor and Pynursla police stations.
In the just concluded assembly session, Chief Minister Donkupar Roy had said investigation against the minister would proceed in compliance with the law.
NCP MLA from Rangsakona, Marak was earlier taken into police custody during the March assembly elections for threatening police personnel and towing away a seized vehicle. He was also arrested in 2003 on charges of having links with rebel groups.