Arunachal: Govt hands over Ngurang Pinch death case from SIT to CBI

Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh Govt has handed over former MLA Ngurang Pinch death case from state crime branch (SIT) to CBI.

Home commissioner Dr. AC Verma, in a letter,  to Union MoHA on July 13 transferred Itanagar PS Case (No 03/17, u/s 1208/302/201/34 IPC in connection with unnatural death of late Ngurang Pinch, was initially investigated by Balijan Police State vide case registered under UD case No. 01/17 under 174 CrPC.

On the basis of written complaint lodged by Ngurang Tina, son of deceased, the case was taken up by SIT on 23.11.17. The case is serious and sensitive. However, despite handing over the case to SIT, nothing conclusive has emerged from the investigation, even after lapse of more than seven months. Moreover, there are public representations to transfer the case to CBI.

Competent authority, examined the matte in view of its seriousness and on the basis of recommendation of DIG, decided to transfer the case to the CBI.

“I am, therefore, directed to convey the approval of competent authority and request you to register the case and expedite the investigation,” Verma said while enclosing copy of DIGP’s letter containing gist and status of the case.

Pinch death case – Flashback

It must be mention here that the the body of  Pinch was found near Hatimatha in Papum river in Papum Pare district on November 18 last year.

Pinch, who was former MLA from Doimukh Assembly Constituency and the chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB), was on a rafting expedition along with others the previous day and stayed on the river bank near the confluence of the Popum and the Poma rivers.

Pinch was found missing in the morning of November 18 and on search his body was found floating in Papum river between Basar Nallo and Ramghat.

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

The cause of the death of Late Pinch is still  a mystery and SIT was looking into it.

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