Itanagar, July 20: The City Police on Thursday arrested a student leader of Tirap district for his alleged extortion bid on former DoTCL Minister and Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh. City SP M Harsha Vardhan informed that on the basis of a complaint lodged by Aboh, a case of criminal trespass and attempted extortion was registered at the Itanagar police station. It was alleged that some persons forcibly entered the MLA’s cottage here on July 17 and tried to extort money from him. The SP said the police acted swiftly on receiving the complaint and arrested one Hapwang Lowang, president of a students’ union and a resident of Kheti village in Tirap district.
An APPBn constable was also detained in this connection, the SP informed, adding that since there was no complaint against him by the MLA a letter has been written to the Commandant to take action against the jawan for his suspicious behavior.
In his FIR, the MLA reported that the alleged accused person along with one Khimhun of Changlang district has entered his cottage on July 17 “without permission”, misbehaved with him, demanded Rs 1.50 lakh as extortion money and physically assaulted him. The accused person again sent his friend on July 18 to collect the money and later, he himself came to his cottage along with the APPBn jawan and tried to assault him physically.
Aboh demanded the police to immediately book the alleged accused for trespassing and physical assault on him and take strict action as per law of the land.