Forum demands handing over of Pinch death case to CBI

ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum has submitted a memorandum to the chief minister, demanding that the state government hand over the Ngurang Pinch death case from the SIT to the CBI.
Former Doimukh MLA Pinch died in mysterious circumstances in Ramghat during a rafting expedition in November last year. His family suspects that he was murdered, and alleges that evidence to this effect was tampered with by other members of the expedition team.
Describing Pinch as a ‘helpful person who worked relentlessly for the people of Doimukh and the state as a whole,’the forum demanded to know why the state government has maintained silence over his death and failed to nab the alleged culprits.
Claiming that Pinch’s death was ‘100% preplanned murder and all the stories provided by the 20 members (of the expedition team) are fabricated,’ the forum said it would launch a democratic movement if the government fails to meet its demand within 15 days.
Meanwhile, in another memorandum to the state government, the forum reiterated its demand for cancellation of land allotted to non-APSTs; cancellation of land allotted to members of the Deori tribe, ‘as they are not listed as APST by the Supreme Court’; repeal of the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2014; and immediate construction of the greenfield airport at Hollongi.
The forum said it first raised these demands back in 2012, and had imposed a series of bandhs to highlight them. Following meetings between members of the forum and the then chief minister, the state government had in 2012 constituted a committee, headed by then land management commissioner Tajum Taloh, to study the demands and submit its report.
‘We have waited for six years for finalization of the committee’s report. Although the committee sat three times, it is yet to prepare the final report on the illegal land allotment to non-APSTs,’ it said.
The forum said it would launch a democratic movement if the government fails to meet its demands.