APCC accuses state govt of shielding culprits

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) criticised the state government and Tawang district administration for “shielding the culprits” involved in the murder of Toko Yame, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in September 2017 in Tawang after a scuffle broke out between two groups of students.
Extending solidarity to the family of Toko Yame, student organisations, and masses, who are awaiting justice since the last nine months,
the APCC condemned the brutal murder of the young school boy.
On reports that 12 members involved in heinous crime were arrested and released soon after without any proper interrogation, and on the subsequent transfer of the investigating officer and officer in-charge, the APCC said that these were clear references of the Pema Khandu led BJP government shielding those persons involved in the crime.
The APCC also came down heavily on the Tawang district administration and police for succumbing to the dictate of Pema, who is the legislator of Mukto assembly constituency under Tawang district.
“The BJP government should shoulder the responsibility for delaying the case by posting new police officers”, the APCC said in a release.
The party demanded immediate re-arrest of all culprits involved in the case and their proper interrogation, or to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation as demanded by various student organizations to unearth the fact.
It also demanded that the case of Ojing Taying be handed over to the CBI to unearth clues pertaining to his death.
Taying and his two friends were brutally attacked by unidentified youths in Itanagar on the night of 10 June, 2017. Owing to head injuries, Ojing was rushed to GNRC Hospital in Guwahati, where he succumbed to injuries on 19 June, 2017.
Further, the APCC extended solidarity to the Indian Air Force bombing victims at Dollungmukh under Kamle district. It demanded compensation for Bini Todum, who is undergoing treatment, and for the family of late Bini Tabom who succumbed to his injuries in 1992.