AAPSU refuse to accept accident theory, demand bookings under IPC 302
Postpones bandh to July 28, condemnations against Police action continues
ITANAGAR, July 17: The apex student’s body of Arunachal Pradesh has said that Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso’s case should be booked under IPC 302 (Indian Penal Code Section 302 which prescribes capital punishment for murder). The union while terming the death as murder refused to accept the incident as the motor accident case.
Meanwhile, the dead body of late Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso was taken to Bomte, his native village under Gensi circle in West Siang district. He died on Thursday under mysterious circumstances. He was hit by a car belonging to the Chief Minister’s security cell early morning on Thursday and later taken to Police station, Naharlagun instead of a hospital.
AAPSU had convened an emergency meeting today of ANSU, GSU, APPDSU, ALSU to discuss the demands and action taken by the state Govt. in connection with the custodial death of Lt. Jumchi Nguso at police station, Naharlagun.
The House expressed dissatisfaction over the partial action of the state Govt. on the demands of the Union and has decided to continue with the issue till all the demands are fulfilled. The students further demanded the one Man Magisterial Inquiry Committee to submit the report within one week starting from today.
However the union has deferred the Juy 19 Bandh call to July 28 to facilitate students to write their CBSE Compartmental Examination.
The AAPSU president Takam Tatung presided over the meeting which was attended among others by ANSU president Niglar Veo and Galo Students Union Gokar Basar, All Papum Pare Students Union Teli Duli and Arunachal Law Students Union P L Murtem.
The meeting further came down heavily on the district police for terming Nguso as “mentally unstable” and said that police tried to temper the dead body of the deceased by using the services of four sanitary assistants.
Meanwhile releases from organizations continue to pour in today as well question the police action.
Adi Baane Kebang strongly condemned the role of Police which resulted in the death of late Tachi Nguso. Such action from the guardian of Law is unimaginable in today’s civil society and therefore should be condemned by all, it said.
Adi Baane Kebang further demanded that an SIT carry out the investigation for an impartial enquiry. The Personnel responsible for the death of late Nguso should be given an exemplary punishment so that such kinds of incidents are not repeated in future, it added.
All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employee Welfare Association has decalred a chakka bandh and tool down on July 20 in protest against the death of Nguso. It further said that Assocaiotn is not satisfied with the government move of suspension of just two officers. It further demanded job for a member of the bereaved family.
North East Development Welfare Society has said that case should be registered with the Human Rights Commission while adding that family of the victim should be compensated.
North East Development Welfare Society while decrying the police negligence in taking the victim to the hospital further added that police should have been more tactful while dealing with the protestors. It called for thorough investigation leading to the death of late Nguso and compensation for the family.
Hechi Welfare Society called for stern action against the erring policeman while adding that evidence has been established that police has committed a crime. It further said that police should own up its actions.
Nationlaist Congress Party has said that police action leading the Nguso’s death was barbaric and inhuman. Police atrocities against civilians are a clear cut indication of indiscipline it said while demanding action from government. The party further called for compensation for the family members of the deceased. All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers Union and All Capital Complex Contract Workers Union, All Arunachal Pradesh Government Department Labourers Union has also condemned the Police action. Nationalist Youth Congress has said that there should be public grievances cell under the ministry of home to stop further human rights violation in police stations, lock and public places. It further said that government must systemize the police department.
Lendo Ao Welfare Association has further expressed its anger at the action of the policeman.
Arunachal Registered Pharmacists Association demanded termination of police officers involved in the incident which leads to the death of Nguso. It condoled the death of Late Nguso and demanded adequate compensation to the bereaved family.
Source: The Arunachal Times