Police arrested 4 people in AT Journalist assault case


Itanagar Police arrested four people, including two government officials for assaulting Arunachal Times journalist.

They  have been identified as Joram  Tadam-son of Joram Khoda of Tago Village, Tanya Raja-son of Tanya Doni, Yarda Sanjoy-son of Yarda Niki of Yarda village, all under Lower Subansiri district and Gokia Nehru-son of Gokia Ajay of Deve village under Kra Daadi.

Sanjoy is an IRbn constable who was recruited under sports quota and currently posted in Balijan while Gokia Nehru is Itanagar traffic warden.

The police team consisting of SDPO Techi Hanyir, Officer in Charge, Itanagar Police station T Bage, Inspector R K Jha and investigating officer A K Singh led by SP Capital Dr A. Kaon cracked the case in less than 72 hours.

Four accused who are all residents of IG Park/Forest colony were arrested from Itanagar between Sunday and Monday.

The police informed that four accused will be sent to judicial custody and that they have been booked under non bail-able sections of the IPC.

The police have recovered the stolen items including the mobile phone and other documents from the four accused.

Ranjit Sinha, the associate editor of Arunachal Times was assaulted by four accused as he was returning home on July 7.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Press Club (APC), Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APWUJ) and Arunachal Electronic Media Association (AEMA) has appreciated Capital Complex Police for cracking the Ranjit Sinha assault and robbery case.

In a joint statement the three media bodies stated that swift action of capital police indeed deserve appreciation.  However, they also said that police’s job of ensuring strong punishment to the accused starts now.

“Police should prepare strong case so that accused do not easily get away after committing such heinous crime. We appeal for immediate termination of IRBn jawan and Itanagar Traffic Warden from their respective jobs.

If police personnel who are supposed to protect citizens indulge in criminal activities, how will citizen feel protected? This calls for serious introspection, the organizations said.

 The media organizations further added that Police department needs to keep an eye on activities of their own personnel.

All the four accused should be strongly punished in order to send out a loud message to the criminals, APC, APUWJ and AEMA further said. Further, the press bodies appealed everyone not to interfere in the current case and let law take its own course of action.


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