Members urges CBI probe on threatening issue

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Itanagar, Dec 17 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh state 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 NSCN.

The resolution was moved by Speaker Setong Sena after Arunachal Congress (AC) MLA J K Panggen drew the attention of the House as to how he was threatened by someone identifying himself as NSCN member and urging 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 the person in involving insurgent group to intimidate and threaten leaders to serve his political ends.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu accepting the plea of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang for a CBI probe, informed the House as to how his principal advisor Tsering Gyurme has been threatened through an SMS to support Gegong Apang or his family will be killed. Mr Khandu charged Mr Apang with indulging in anti-party activities and indulging terrorists.

The chief minister informed the house that so far 10 leaders have received such SMS. He said a system would be introduced to have photo copy of identity of people 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 that he was not involved in sending threatening SMS to Mr Gyurme.


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