NPP workers, police resolve raid matter

AALO, Wed 8: The West Siang district unit police and members of the Liromoba NPP Workers Redressal Forum (LNPPWRF) held a meeting here at the office of the superintendent of police attended by the Central Range, DIGP Isaac Pertin on Wednesday and resolved the matter of the raid made by the police on the intervening night of 1 and 2 May.
During the meeting, LNPPWRF chairman Gedo Kato informed the house that the heads of the family of the house-that had been raided-had expressed resentment over the investigation procedure adopted by the Police Department as “house raid without prior intimation is tantamount to a trespass case in local custom.”
Meanwhile, West Siang SP Jummar Basar clarified that “the department is taking steps under the purview of relevant law under section 47 & 48 of CrPC, wherein a suspect can be taken under police custody for investigation without any arrest warrant.”
Further, the LNPPWRF chairman assured that “the forum will not interfere in investigation procedure of the district police” and extend its cooperation to “nab the wrong doers, if any.”
Earlier on 4 May, Liromoba-based Intellectual Support Group had alleged that police personnel indulged in “excesses” while conducting midnight raids in two villages in the district.
It had claimed that on the intervening night of 1 and 2 May, at least a dozen masked police personnel raided and searched several houses in Laggi Gamlin village without identifying themselves and without showing a search warrant.