By A O News Service
NAHARLGUN, Oct 09: All business establishments which downed their shutters in this township since Wednesday morning in protest against alleged murder of an innocent labourer Dinesh Sahani, 30, in Helipad road on Tuesday were opened following assurance by Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACC&I) and Bazar Welfare Committees (BWCs). However, the traffic flow as usual was very heavy.
Taking serious exception to the mindless actions of a group in imposing market bandh and holding rally followed by a meeting in front of Martui Showroom here, ACC&I team led by president Tarh Nachung, PRO Tehi Pekho, chief adviser Pradeep Kumar, Naharlagun BWC general secretary Kipa Nia and Nirjuli BWC secretary Tok Tabin asked hundreds gathered to disperse immediately and open their shops.
Pointing out that whatever has happened was unfortunate but police have already arrested the accused and a case has been registered with local PS (No 169/19) under/section 302 of IPC for law to take its own course of action, Nachung and Nia reprimanded the group neither to make a non-issue an issue nor send wrong message outside the state.
“Open the shops immediately which have been closed down without any permission of ACC&I and BWCs,” they said before the gathering dispersed. Naharlagun police station OC inspector K Yangfo leading a team pitched in to assist office bearers of traders’ bodies.
“Whoever commits murder shall be punished with death, or 1[imprisonment for life], and shall also be liable to fine” as per Section 302 of IPC, OC Yangfo said.
Regrettably, these leader less group have been making hue and cry since Tuesday evening instead of helping the bereaved family, chief adviser Kumar said, adding it was well-wisher Techi Tadap, who had taken the mortal remains of Sanahi to RKMH on Tuesday evening, brought to TRIMHS for conducting post mortem after which he left them in Sahani’s rented house in A-sector, near Model village.
His parents are expected to arrive soon from Assam’s Biswanth Chariali, Tadap said, adding that he has already arranged a vehicle for transportation of the mortal remains with bereaved family members to Biswanth Chariali for last rites.
Man dies in assault
Capital Complex SP Tumme Amo had reported on Tuesday that “On receipt of a telephonic information from TRIHMS emergency medical officer that one person brought dead, Naharlagun PS OC and duty officer had rushed there and identified the deceased as Dinesh Sahani, 30.
“On further inquiry, it was learnt that at around 6.30 pm Tuesday, one Gida Punio, 33 and Passang Sakter on a Scorpio driven by Gida Punio were moving towards Si Donyi Ground behind Helipad. On the way near, one Tata mobile returning from immersion driven by one Devol Choudhary after hitting their Scorpio ran away but hit a scooty before hitting a wall and got stuck.
“Then Punio chased and assaulted the deceased who was with 11 others on the Tata mobile as others ran away. As per eye witnesses and driver, only Gida Punio assaulted driver Dewol Choudhary first and the deceased then. Punio later took away the key telling him to inform his vehicle owner to repair the Scorpio and gave his phone no too.
“After the deceased complaint of some health issues, he was taken to TRIHMS by his relatives, namely wife Kiran Sahani, brother-in-law Santosh Gwala and neighbour Lila Devi, where the doctor declared him brought dead.
“Based on the information so far two persons who were on the Scorpio detained and will be arrested on receipt of FIR. The mortal remains were taken to RKMH morgue for preservation for conducting post mortem on Wednesday. Investigation launched and situation under control,” the report added.
However, the SP had exhorted one and all not to make it a communal issue as the incident was unfortunate. The vehicle hitting incident should have been reported to police instead of taking law in own hands and assaulting another fellow human which probably led to death, which is subject to further investigation.
ACC&I offers financial help
An Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACC&I) team led by president Tarh Nachung met bereaved relatives of deceased labourer Dinesh Sahani at his rented house in A sector here on Wednesday afternoon and offered financial help to his wife Kiran Sahani.
Consoling her for the unfortunate death of her husband, Nachung assured to take up the case with the state government, particularly kind hearted Chief Minister Pema Khandu to grant ex-gratia compensation as late Dinesh was murdered as per the witnesses as stated by SP Tumme Amo and a case has been registered accordingly for further investigation. “We will ensure granting justice for the departed soul to rest in peace,” Nachung told the grieving Kiran.
Besides ACC&I office bearers, well-wisher Techi Tadap was also present.