Make Tawang enquiry reports public: AAPSU
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, June 6: The families of the victims of May 2 Tawang firing incidents have demanded that the reports of the two inquiry committee be made public.
A team of All Aruchal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU), who visited Tawang to gather evidences from the victims of the firing incident to file a case in the Supreme Court (SC), informed that the families of the victims were critical of the Government for not making the enquiry reports public though the ADC has already submitted his report to the Chief Secretary on May 19.
According to AAPSU, a unimous decision was taken by the families of the victims and the residents of Tawang to file a case in the Supreme Court for appointment of an independent investigation agency to probe the firing incident so that guilty are prosecuted. They condemned the FIR lodged against Lama Lobsang Gyatso and his subsequent arrest stating that he had committed no crimil offence. Meanwhile, senior advocate of Supreme Court, Colin Gonsalves, who also was with the AAPSU team, was shocked at the indiscrimite firing against an urmed group and firing at the head.
He said that he had studied the FIR against Lama Lobsang Gyatso and he could find no crimil offence against him. According to him, Lama was arrested on a ‘flimsy ground’.
“It seemed the arrest was directed by influential people,” the Supreme Court advocate opined after thoroughly alyzing the testimonies received.
He criticized the attempts of the political establishment to convert an issue relating to dams and acquisition of people’s lands into a commul issue.
He hailed the AAPSU for taking up the issue. Earlier, the AAPSU team led by general secretary Biru si and accompanied by DSU members from Kra-Dadi interacted with the monks, who were present on that fateful day.
The team met the families of the deceased as well as the injured victims. They also met the police officials and obtained a copy of the FIR filed against Lama Lobsang Gyatso and another FIR against the residents of Tawang. The team was supported by the public of Tawang, including DSU members, Aruchal Anti-corruption Union and several other welfare associations of the district.