There is a saying that “A friend in need is a friend in deed’’, but there is also another infamous thought that professes, “There are no permanent enemies and no permanent friends, only permanent interests”.
This is true of politics, isn’t it? But, does it always have to be about interests? What about humanity? What about the various relationships that we build over the years; as young and adults? Do we forsake all of them for our interests?
We lost our father eight months ago. We lost him to a failing police system and decayed governance. And you know it is not just us, some of you who are reading this, will reconcile with our sentiments. You have been a victim too!
We as daughters of our father, wonder often, where are his friends today? Where are his associates and colleagues? Also the BJP party members? You seem to have forgotten him too quickly, we are afraid. He had given a good time to the society, but all is forgotten now! We often forget the dead, just like they never existed. It’s a cruel world we all live in; neighbours turn into strangers, friends become adversaries and lovers, strangers. How we wish, friendships overcame interests in the real world.
Earlier last month, though the Arunachal Govt notified a transfer of our father’s case to the CBI, it is not certain if the premier investigative agency will take the case into account. Since the jurisdiction of the CBI has now transcended beyond the initial restrictions of just dealing with cases of bribery and corruption, it receives plethora of complaints dealing with other important issues as well. Furthermore, these days the Govt is not the only one which can invoke the jurisdiction of CBI by notification; it is the Prime Minister of India, Cabinet Ministers of GoI/CMs of state Govts or their equivalent and the Supreme Court/high courts as well.
Further, the complaints so filed with the CBI, will be forwarded to the respective branch which has jurisdiction over it and then the complaint is accorded a regular complaint number by the concerned authorities. Once the complaint has gone through the initial phase of distribution and allotment, the next important step in dealing with these matters is processing of these complaints, i.e. processing and verification. Now the tricky part here is, in case the complaint is deemed to be trivial or in a common man’s language, ‘not so serious’ and is not intense enough to draw the attention of the CBI, the case has to be forwarded to the next competent authority and so on and so forth. These could and will take months or even years. One could just stop counting. But we reckon, if his friends occupying good positions willing, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We hope our plea reach them.
Our concern here is, what kind of cases ‘qualify’ or what is the ‘merit’ here. One bodies, two or three? What more heinous can it get then an unaccountable death? A mysterious death? A murder?
Only time will tell now, if the CBI will lead our father’s case. Regardless, we will persist and we will fight until the end of our lives, with the public’s love and support. Because no one deserves such fate. At the end there is a question that we would like to raise — “Who will cry when you die?”. May be then we will begin to appreciate relationships.
With utmost hope and faith on the CBI,
Ngurang Meena, Ngurang Reena and Ngurang Radha