Khonsa massacre case to be handed over to National Investigation Agency
Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to hand over the assassination case of Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and ten others to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, in its first sitting on Sunday night, unanimously decided that thorough investigation should be carried out in a time- bound manner and justice should be delivered expeditiously to the bereaved family members by booking and nabbing all the culprits urgently.
The Cabinet also condemned the massacre engineered by suspected NSCN militants. As a mark of respect to the departed souls, the Cabinet approved for providing a Group C post in the government to the next of kin of the deceased and provide Rs 20 lakh as ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased.
Nationalist Peoples’ Party (NPP) MLA Aboh along with his son and nine others were killed when suspected NSCN militants opened fire at their vehicles they were travelling near 12 Mile area, 20 kilometres from the Khonsa-Deomali Road in Tirap district on May 21. The MLA along with his relatives was on his way to Khonsa from Dibrugarh in Assam.
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