Former MLA Yumsen Matey murder case | Killer declared ‘wanted’, any one giving his whereabouts to get reward of Rs 2.5 lakh: SP

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Mystery, shrouding abduction and assassination of former Congress Khonsa West assembly seat MLA Yumsen Matey, 53, on December 16 last, was cleared with Yung Aung faction of banned militant outfit of NSCN (K-YA) in a statement on December 30 claiming responsibility for killing him.

After he was forcefully taken away by an unknown gunman from Raho village in Lazu circle of Tirap district and killed him near Indo-Myanmar border, Tirap district Police had registered case (No.10/2023 U/S 302/201/392/397/506/120(B)/34 of IPC read with sections 25 (B)(a)/27 Arms Act and sections 10/13/16/20 of UA (P) Act with Lazu pilice station and activated its intelligence network to make all out efforts to look for clues to nab the murderer.

However, with repeated abduction for ransom, second time in November including on November 28, reported from Longding district, IGP (law & order) Chukhu Apa had visited the district  on a two-day trip from December to take stock of law and order situation, particularly continuing abductions, review ongoing counter-insurgency operations by security forces.

Meanwhile, the BJP-led state Govt had hander over the murder case to National Investigation Agency (NIA) amidst protest by various organizations seeking a thorough probe, arrest the killer and award him exemplary punishment. The AAPSU, however, had demanded conclusive probe into murder of Matey and former NPP MLA Tirong Aboh and his son, among 11 on 21.05.19.

But, the NSCN (K-YA) claim alerted Tirap SP, who with the approval of PHQs, declared “Brig Tonglu Akham Hasik, NSCN(K-YA) self-styled of Naga Army (No 130076) as ‘wanted’ and a cash reward of Rs 2,50,000 for the informer/s. He is a resident of Old Salang, PO/PS/district-Changlang and involved in murder of former Khonsa West seat MLA Matey. Any person having knowledge of his whereabouts may kindly inform SP (Mobile No: 9436046055 or Lazu PS OC (Mobile Nos: 6009577530/8731977090).The identity of the informant wiil be kept secret”.

It is worth mentioning here that the ‘disturbed areas’ tag u/s 3 of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 is extended by Union MoHA every six months to Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, areas falling within jurisdiction of Namsai, Mahadevpur and Chowkham police stations in Namsai district being prone to insurgency.

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