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Arunachal legislators demand speedy enquiry into Pinch's death

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

The majority of the members of the today demanded speedy investigation into the mysterious death of former MLA Ngurang Pinch and asked the government to consider handing over the case to the CBI.

The body of Pinch was found at the Hatimatha river in Papum Pare district on November 18 last year.

Pinch, who was the of Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB), was on a rafting expedition along with eight others the previous day and stayed on the near the confluence of the Popum and the

Pinch was found missing in the morning of November 18 and on search his body was found floating in the Hatimatha river between and on side.

The family members of Pinch suspected it as a case of well planned murder and demanded the for a proper investigation by a competent authority.

Taking part in obituary reference in respect to former Tako Dabi, Pinch and other two former legislators and Lokam Tado, Urban Development Minister said that the should consider handing over the case to the CBI.

Stating that a Special Investigating Team (SIT) of the has been investigating the case, Rebia who represents Doimukh constituency, asked the agency to speed up the investigation.

Honchun Ngandam, Jarkar Gamlin, Home Pani Taram, former and many other legislators while endorsing the suggestion of Rebia, asked the to speed up the investigation in order to provide justice to the bereaved family members.

Taking part in the discussion, Pema Khandu admitted that the investigation by the SIT was not in the fast track.

As per the directives of the High Court, the state government has already constituted a Special Investigation Team with two superintendents of police as investigating officers under an of DIG rank and the investigation will be completed within two months, the said and assured to provide a copy of the investigation report to Pinchs family members.

Later the Assembly observed two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 16:25 IST