ITANAGAR, June 26: A day after several student bodies served a 15-day ultimatum to the state government seeking justice for the family of Toko Yame, a class XII student, who was allegedly murdered in Tawang under mysterious circumstances in September 2017, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Tuesday joined the chorus expressing solidarity with bereaved family.
Terming the incident as a pre-planned murder, the APCC in a statement came down heavily on the state government for failing to give justice to the family of Late Toko Tame saying “the district administration in the case, as it seems, is shielding of those involved in the inhumane crime”.
The APCC statement said that it was understood that 12 persons involved in heinous crime were arrested and released soon without any proper interrogation.
“The I.O and Officer In-Charge have been transferred to derail the investigation,” the statement alleged while criticizing the Tawang district administration and police for “succumbing to the dictate of Pema Khandu, who is the legislator of Mukto.”
Demanding immediate re-arrest of all those culprits involved in the case, the APCC asked the state government to conduct proper investigation or hand over the case to CBI.
In a separate statement, the APCC demanded immediate release of suitable compensation to the family of Late Bini Tabom, an Indian Air Force (IAF) bombing victim who succumbed to his injuries in 1992 and Bini Todum, who is presently undergoing treatment after being hit by an IAF bomb recently.
The retired SSB soldier Todum was seriously injured when an IAF fighter plane dropped a bomb during one of its regular drills over Ruyu village in Dollungmukh circle of Kamle district on 8 June.
The APCC in the statement questioned the government’s silence over the cases including the alleged murder of Oging Taying.
Taying was allegedly murdered by some miscreants last year.
The APCC called upon the state government particularly the Home Department to hand over the case to CBI.
The statement alleged that the Pema Khandu-led BJP government has failed to control the law and order of the state.