Arunachal govt to hand over MLA Tirong Aboh killing case to NIA


The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to hand over the killing of Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and 10 others by suspected NSCN militants to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), an official said on Monday.

The state Cabinet in its first sitting on Sunday night unanimously decided that the case be handed over to the NIA as thorough investigation needs to be carried out in a time bound manner and justice be delivered expeditiously to the bereaved family members by booking and nabbing all the culprits, the official said.

The cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu also condemned the killing of the MLA and 10 others by suspected NSCN militants.

The cabinet approved for providing a Group C post in the government to the next of kin of the deceased and provide Rs 20 lakh as ex-gratia payment to the next of kin of the deceased.

Nationalist Peoples’ Party (NPP) MLA Aboh along with his son and nine others were killed when suspected NSCN militants opened fire at their vehicles near 12 Mile area in Tirap district on May 21.

The MLA along with his relatives was on his way to Khonsa from Dibrugarh in Assam.