Union opposes capital SP’s transfer

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: The All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has opposed the transfer of Capital Complex SP M Harsha Vardhan to Changlang district.
In a release, the union alleged that by transferring him the state government was “trying to cover up the unprofessional conduct of the police under the SP during the recent anti-PRC agitation in which three protestors were killed.”
“Instead of doing a thorough inquiry into the negligence and firing incidents of police followed with the suspension of M Harsha Vardhan, the alleged officer in charge involved in the firing incidents during the anti-PRC movement has been transferred in a haste manner,” the union said.
It demanded that the state government recall the transfer order within two days and put the SP under suspension till the completion of the inquiry into the death of three protestors.
The APPDSU further claimed that it has “sufficient evidence to push for prosecution of the SP under charges of negligence, torture, life threat and misuse of uniform and service weapons.”
“His transfer at this stage clearly reflects the intention of the state government to evade and protect him from investigation,” the union said.
It said if the state government fails to recall the SP’s transfer order, “the union will denounce the peace talk held on 25 February, 2019, with the government.”

ANSU seeks probe into vandalism

Meanwhile, the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) in a representation to the director general of police here on Tuesday requested him to entrust the ANSU office vandalism to an officer of the rank of DSP, and sought immediate action against the capital complex SP and the special branch SP.
On 22 February, an unidentified mob broke the main gate and entered the ANSU office, and vandalized the office and the memorials to late Biki Tallang and Kabak Hira, besides the property of the office chowkidar, and burnt down all the documents, the union said.
“Regretfully, the union had alerted your good office in advance and even requested the capital complex DC and SP to provide adequate force at ANSU office to stop further law and order problem, but there has been no action from your respective offices,” it said, and questioned the special branch SP’s office over its failure to take note of the gravity of the agitation which led to the destruction and loss of property.
The ANSU has also demanded speedy investigation into the vandalism case and early arrest of all the culprits involved.