Members urge CBI probe on threatening issue

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Itanagar, Dec 17 (UNI) The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution urging the government to handover to CBI the investigation of repeated threatening and intimidation of MLAs and other senior officials by insurgent groups, particularly the NSCN.

The resolution was moved by Speaker Setong Sena after Arunachal Congress (AC) MLA J K Panggen drew the attention of the House about being threatened by someone identifying himself as an NSCN member and asking him to come to Dimapur in Nagaland to support their cause.

Many members taking part in the resolution demanded a thorough probe as well as punish those involving the insurgent groups to intimidate and threaten leaders to serve their political ends.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu accepting the plea of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang for a CBI probe, informed the House that his principal advisor Tsering Gyurme had been threatened through an SMS to support Gegong Apang failing to which his family would be killed. Mr Khandu charged Mr Apang with indulging in terrorist and anti-party activities.

The chief minister informed the house that so far 10 leaders had received such SMS. He said a system would be introduced to have a photo copy of records certifying identity of those intending to live in the rented houses in capital complex.

Earlier, Home Minister Jarbom Gamlin also referred to the SMS received by Mr Gyurme and said investigations were on and appropriate action would be taken at an appropriate time.

However, Mr Apang denied any involvement in sending threatening SMS to Mr Gyurme.


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