Police have filed charge sheet against as many as 26 persons who were allegedly involved in November 8, 2018 attack on social activist Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague Amita Sangma at Sohshrieh in East Jaintia Hills.

Agnes and Amita were assaulted by an unruly mob when they were probing illegal transportation of coal. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gilbert AL Marshillong, who was in-charge of the investigation of the assault case, filed an affidavit at the High Court of Meghalaya on Wednesday informing about the charge-sheet.

In his affidavit, Marshillong said 26 persons have been named as accused before the district judicial magistrate of East Jaintia Hills. He also submitted the copy of the charge sheet to the High Court in a sealed cover.

The investigating officer in his affidavit said that the 26 accused persons have been named as absconders in the charge sheet as they evaded arrest and did not surrender before the court.

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