ITANAGAR: The Tarh Welfare Society (TWS) has demanded immediate arrest and judicial inquiry of the culprits for allegedly setting afire the house and attacking Tame Takiang and his family members — their clan members, at Lor- Putung village recently.
Addressing a press conference at the Press Club here on Monday, TWS chairman Tarh Takar said that the act by the accused and others to burn down the house of Tame Takiang and attacking him and his family members with weapons are serious concerns for the society at large. He pointed out that on October 16, 2020, the house of Tame Takiang was totally burned down. Subsequently, a police team also recovered cartridges from the spot. "There is much evidence to prove the accused was guilty. Therefore, we appeal to the police department to arrest the accused and investigate on the cartridges recovered from the spot," he said, adding that the department should initiate a judicial inquiry on the possession of illegal weapons. The society also appealed to the State government to provide immediate relief to the victim's family and constitute inquiry into the arson episode. The society pointed out that there is nothing left for the victim's family to reside as of now. Takar said that a similar incident happened in the month of January this year, where the family of Tame Takiang was attacked by the prime accused and an aide.
He said the duo attempted to kill Tame Takiang along with his two brothers and sister in-law, when they tried to stop the accused from encroachment on their land.
Accordingly, an FIR was lodged against both the accused at the Balijan Police Station by Tame Takiang; but till today no action has been taken. "We appeal to the Director General of Police (DGP) to intervene into the case and immediately suspend the then Officer in charge of the case for his failure to take suo moto cognizance of the FIR," added Takar. "If the then Police official had taken action, the latest incident could have been stopped," he said, adding that the same case was also brought to the notice of Circle officer Sangdopota.
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