KIMIN: Kimin Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Dekio Gumja has informed that the shooting incident at BM Hotel, near here has been solved following the recovery of a county made 22 revolvers from the accused Ngurang Taluk on Tuesday.
In the night of February 8, Jayanta Tanti (hotel manager) and Shiva Mollick (waiter) were injured during the firing incident. Following the incident, Kimin police had arrested Ngurang Taluk on the basis of CCTV footage and was kept on remand for a week for interrogation.
Speaking to the reporters, SDPO Gumja said that the revolver was recovered in pieces from a muddy area. He said that following the information revealed by the accused during his cross-examination, the vehicle used to accomplish the crime was also recovered by the police.
He pointed out that the accused was put on Police remand for six days at Naharlagun Police Station; and now, he has been sent to judicial custody. A charge sheet will be filed soon as the detailed report of the seized weapon is received from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), he added.
"It was a blind case. Hence, it was quite a challenging task to crack. The victim had no information about the person who attacked him," he said, adding that the case could only be solved with close coordination from leads received from various police stations in Naharlagun, Doimukh and Assam.
Gumja said that earlier the accused had been arrested by the Laluk Police in Assam for vehicle theft. "The accused supposed that the victim was the informer behind his arrest, and he targetted the person subsequently. However, the victim had no idea about the incident till it was disclosed to him on February 17." He added that the victims are out of danger.
"The victims are the sole bread-earners for their respective families. We will see if they can be helped to get compensation as is being demanded by the tea tribes students union," he added.
Gumja also requested the people from either side of the State to mutually resolve their personal issues peacefully rather than resorting to road blockades hampering other people.