Arunachal Pradesh MLA attack: NIA takes over probe, registers case

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GUWAHATI, June 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case to probe into the brutal killing of 11 persons, including former National People’s Party (NPP) MLA Tirong Aboh and his son at Bogapani area in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on May 21.

The investigation agency has registered a case RC-03/2019/NIA-GUW, under section 302, 307 and 34 of IPC, sections 25(1b) (a), 27 of Arms Act and sections 10, 13 of UAPA, relating to the killing of Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh and others on May 21, arising out of the Khonsa Police Station FIR No. 28/2019.

As per the FIR, when the convoy of vehicles carrying MLA, his associates and security team was crossing Pansumthong village area from Dibrugarh to Khonsa, suddenly it was ambushed and attacked by a group of suspected armed underground terrorists numbering around 10 to 12. In the attack, Tirong Aboh, his son and nine others died while four others sustained injuries.

Suspected NSCN (I-M) militants had attacked Tirong Aboh and his convoy near Bogapani area.

Tirong Aboh, who contested in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly election from the Khonsa West assembly constituency, had retained the seat.

Meanwhile, Chakat Aboh, the widow of slain MLA Tirong Aboh, has welcomed the NIA investigation.

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