Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Tawang police files FIR against May 2 police killing

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, May 20: More than 17 days after two people were killed in police firing at Tawang, the district police has filly filled an FIR, taking cognizance of the complaints filed by the relatives of the victims.

17-year-old Monk Nyima Wangdi from Tawang Mostery and 31-year old Tsering Tempa from Jangda village were killed by police bullets and at least ten others were injured at Tawang Police station when supporters of anti-dam activist Lama Lobsang Gyatso clashed with police demanding his release from the police custody on May 2.

The complaints filed by the family members of the two victims, villagers and Save Mon Tawang Federation were not acknowledged till May 18.

SP, Tawang Tumme Amo said that the FIRs dated May 2 and 3 have been located and a case has been registered now against the Tawang Police for resorting to firing killing and injuring as per content of the FIR. He said that of the four complaints, one will be the basis of the FIR while the three others will be treated as complaints as it all relate to the same incident.

Meanwhile, a team consisting of Manipur based Human Right Alert and Indigenous perspective, Kolkata based Masum and Human Right Law Network met DC Kashish Mittal and SP Tumme Amo to get a first hand information on the Tawang tragedy.

They had asked the SP and DC to ensure that FIR is filed against the police even as the government has already instituted two inquiry committees.

It is pertinent to mention here that tiol Alliance of People’s Movements (PM) had written to the tiol Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on alleged violation of human rights in the case of Tawang firing. The PM had requested the NHRC Chairperson to constitute an independent expert committee and send them to Tawang valley for investigation of the whole incident including role of police officials and politicians.

Next Story
Jobs in Assam
Jobs in Rest of NE
Top Headlines
Assam News