ITANAGAR, Aug 25: In a shocking incident three dreaded criminals escaped from district
jail, Jully near here early this morning.
The escapees Mazibur Rahman, Budh Ram Nayak and Farook Islam are serving jail term
since last several years. While Rahman is the alleged murderer of two sisters at
Akashdeep market in the year 2008, Nayak is also charged with murder case under section
302/34 IPC of Banderdewa police station.
Md Farook Islam is facing theft charges and a case was registered against him at
Itanagar Police Station under section 379/ IPC.
The trio fled the jail breaking the bathroom ceiling which was fitted with CGI sheet
by taking advantage of heavy rain in the wee hours of Saturday, the officials of
Jully district jail informed.
They used blanket, mosquito net, crepe bandage and one 3X2 timber log as tools to
escape from the jail.
The incident came to light during the routing checking conducted by the authorities
at 6 am. According to night guard, Nayak was seen drinking water near in his cell
at around 12.30 am. It is worth mentioning here that all the three inmates were lodged
in cell number 3 of the jail.
The incident has sent a shockwave among police and jail authorities.
An FIR has been lodged in this regard at Itanagar police station and a departmental
enquiry launched by the jail authorities.
Capital police officials along with ADM Talo Potom visited district jail today and
has started a magisterial investigation into the jail breaking case.
Admitting security lapse in the jail, the jail authorities, however, stated that
action will be taken against erring officials as per the findings of the departmental
The incident took place just a day after alleged twin murderer Mazibur Rahman was
produced before the district and session court as part of the trial.
The Jully jail is well protected by a compound wall of 18 ft high. There are altogether
70 prisoners including both male and female inmates in the jail. More than 100 personnel,
including jawans and officers, are presently engaged to guard the jail.
It was also informed that all the three criminals, who escaped from the jail, are
from neighbouring Assam. While Mazibur Rahman hails from Gohaidoloni village under
North Lakhimpur district Md Farook Islam is a resident of Mornoi Graging village
of the same district. Budh Ram Nayak is a native of Dariya Dhipa, Harmuty under Laluk
police station, North Lakhimpur district.
Meanwhile Assam police has been alerted about the incident as all the criminals belong
Adopt better policies for improved service: Sonam
Transport Federation meet
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: INTUC, North East Convenor Jalley Sonam today called upon the members
of the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) to formulate effective
policies for better transportation system in the state.
Addressing the general body meeting of Federation at Naharlagun today, Sonam said,
Federation members should make every effort to improve the transportation system
and imbibe a sense of discipline among its members to deliver better service.
While referring to experiences gained during his recent visit to Japan, Sonam further
said “we can not emulate the better policies/ideas adopted by Japan in a day, but
we can adopt certain policies and guidelines to deliver better service to the public.”
He particularly cited the public transportation system, the traffic rules and other
traffic related policies adopted by Japan. While briefing about the importance of
Trade Union, he advised the AAPPTF members to be better equipped with the Trade Union
bye-laws of the country before carrying out any activities so that the work and activities
can be accomplished without any obstruction.
He also called upon the APPTF members to give proper guidance to unemployed youths
of the state and advised them to carry out their public services with free and fair
He further suggested the federation members to coordinate with national level trade
organization and attend national level trade and labour leadership training programme
to exchange ideas and gain knowledge.
Stressing on awareness campaign against the prevailing fine system during accident,
he called upon the Federation to initiate movement against the prevailing fine system.
AAPPTF Secretary General Dobing Sonam highlighted the activities of AAPPTF and informed
that the federation conducted various traffic related awareness programme in different
parts of the state in recent past.
He further, advising the members said “we being a public service provider, should
maintain discipline particularly while dealing with passengers.
He appreciated Jalley Sonam for his cooperation and encouragement and suggestions
to APPTF members.
AAPPTF President Takar Goi called upon the AAPPTF members to work selflessly for
upliftment of the Federation. He also briefed about the grievances being faced by
drivers and owners of commercial vehicle of the state.
Working President Tadar Raja, Vice President (Pro) Kamku Pardung and Vice President
(Adm) Kipa Nib also spoke on the inaugural session and advised the AAPPTF district
units to work dedicatedly.
Later, in the discussion session, district executive members of all districts of
the state who attended the meeting highlighted their grievances.
Meanwhile, the house unanimously adopted a resolution stating that the central executive
members for the next AAPPTF executive bodies would be held on selection basis instead
of election and also fixed the venue for next general conference of AAPPTF at Aalo
in November next.
The house further expressing their displeasure over the hire of vehicles from other
state by corporate sectors/ construction agencies working in the state by depriving
the local people unanimously decided to check and restrict hire of vehicles from
other state and accordingly AAPPTF central executive body has entrusted district
AAPPTF units to ensure hiring of vehicles from AAPPTF members only.
The house also resolved that local Taxi should be used by tourist for sightseeing.
Meanwhile, taking serious note over the dilapidated Balipara to Tawang Bomdila road,
AAPPTF decided to call Tawang and West Kameng bandh on September 2.
It said, a peace rally was organized recently and a memorandum was also submitted
demanding the BRO officials to complete the road from Jung, Rama camp to Tawang within
20 days. BRO officials assured early completion and systematic earth cutting, but
they fail to fulfill their assurance.
It is worth mentioning here that public transport providers, public and tourists
are facing problems due to unsystematic road cutting from Bhalukpong to Tawang.
NGOs come together for a common platform
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: The NGO’s coordination meeting held at Naharlagun today focused
on creating a common platform for all the registered voluntary organizations in the
state as well as establishing a strong network among different NGOs to share knowledge,
experiences to address the common issues and challenges while working for the upliftment
of the poor in the state.
During the first session of the meeting, Nangbia Amar Dui, Chairman NNCS, Sagalee
highlighted in brief the idea, importance and the need for formation of Arunachal
Pradesh NGO Network for greater interest of community members in living remote rural
Tamchi Niania, Chairman, RDHS, Sungram stressed the need for a common platform, where
all the NGO’s working in different fields can come together and work for the common
R K Paul Chawang, Secretary, AMYAA, Roing spoke on the primary need of establishing
a mutual trust of confidence among the Government, NGOs and Donors. Joram Mepung,
Secretary, Mecha Welfare Society (MWS), Yachuli briefed on Indian People’s Alliance
for combating HIV/AIDS (IPACHA). She stressed on the importance of becoming members
of National NGO like IPACHA even while working at grassroots level. She said this
would enrich and improve the working pattern, capacitate and strengthen the state
level NGOs who are in need of direction and focus.
Members from various NGOs attending meeting also shared their opinions, views and
working experiences and emphasized on the need of coordination among various NGOs,
especially to overcome major challenges that hinder the NGOs in its proper functioning.
Respecting the common views of the members, the meeting constituted a mobilizing
committee with members from various NGOs, including AMYAA, NDF, NNCS, AFT and MWS.
The members unanimously agreed upon to work together under the banner Arunachal Pradesh
Ngo Network (Apngon). The members further resolved to commit themselves as NGO representatives
in addressing the common issues of the poor, working in various fields and areas
within the state.
The meeting was initiated by the NN Charitable Society (NNCS), Rural Development
and Heritage Society (RDHS), Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), and Mecha
Welfare Society (MWS) and attended by 25 NGOs from 6 districts.
Computer Aided Design centre for weaver and artisans
Naharlagun, Aug 25: Information Technology based Computer Aided Design (CAD) Centre
for creative design and development by artisans and weavers of Arunachal Pradesh
was inaugurated at Industrial Estate, Naharlagun today. Technical support to the
GoI sponsored project would be provided by Centre for Development of Advance Computing
(C-DAC), Kolkata in association with State Textile & Handicrafts department.
The artisans and weavers will be educated on the State-of-the Art IT–based tools
and technologies through the centre by master trainers so that they are e-enabled
to respond to fast changing global demands and practices. The infrastructure, to
train the Master Trainers will be developed (under the Guidance of Local Government)
at district Head Quarter, directly by the CDAC Experts.
The C-DAC will deploy 25 master trainers as their first batch for the period of 6
months vocational training.
Attending the inaugural programme, Indra Malo Jain, Secretary Textile & Handicraft
said that this is a skilled based project which demands complete dedication and commitments
of trainees. The trainees should keep in mind they use materials and products which
should be market and user friendly to help weavers remunerate prices. It will also
empower the local artisans and weavers to developed their skills and creativity which
will not only develop the local arts but also economy of the state. C-DAC with their
knowledge will strengthen them with new technology and machines which will faster
Assuring and support from the department, she hoped that the training would help
the Arunachalee’s handloom and handicrafts to enter the world market by having its
own ‘brand name’ in future.
Tapang Taloh, Minister for Textile & Handicrafts said the centre would enable the
local artisans to create innovations IT- based fabric design that will upgrade the
skill of weavers, artisans with state-of-the art IT based tools and techniques. The
CAD centre is intended at developing the traditional handlooms and handicrafts industries
in the State. The Minister further requested the officers, staff and trainees to
take full advantage of the training programme for improving quality of products,
improvement of design with innovative ideas as the department of Textile, Handloom&
Handicrafts is one of the important department which can give alternative life to
the upcoming unemployment youth of the State.
Earlier, D. Bhaduri chief co-ordinator C-DAC, while giving detail insight of the
programme, said C-DAC was especially formulated across the various North Eastern
States since these regions do not have big industries and factories. Therefore, CDAC
will provide technical guidance to the local artisans and weavers providing numerous
benefits in their productions. It is a development of high end resource centre for
creating innovative design by training the master trainer for existing local weaver
community of weavers/ artisans/ SHGs with modern IT based tools and by developing
techniques, adopting simple methods which would reduce time and financial implications
during the creation off design and deployment for production with the help of computer
and simple user friendly software solutions to ease the process for easy deployment
to meet the local and global need by using ICT and IT tools.
He further informed that they are not looking for educationally qualified trainees
but local designers who are keen in their designs and creations and people who are
associated with the designing industry. He appealed all the participants to be supportive,
willing and be present in the class to make the training programme successful. DIPR
Pre-Solung celebrated at Changlang
Changlang, Aug 25: The Adi community residing in the district headquarters of Changlang
celebrated Pre-Solung here with in pomp and gaiety.
Joining the celebration Changlang (N) ZPM Marina Kenglang appealed all the Adi community
to preserve their rich culture and traditions and urged the gathering to maintain
universal brotherhood amongst all the communities.
Changlang Bazaar Committee president N K Longchang appreciated the rich cultural
display and ensured the community for safety and security in Changlang.
Changlang deputy commissioner Opak Gao said that the celebration of festivals are
the best platform for developing healthy social relationship as well as the forum
for maintaining communal harmony amongst all tribes of the state.
District Agriculture Officer A D Pangam and DDSE Nolom Yirang also spoke on the occasion.
The Pre-Solung Festival Celebration witnessed ‘Taku Taabat’ by Kenglang and Longchang
followed by attractive cultural programme and community feast. Al heads of offices
in Changlang, officials, PRI members and public leaders joined the celebration. DIPRO
Bhutia assures help to APFPA
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: Renowned footballer Baichung Bhutia, who also is president of
Football Players Association of India (FPAI) has assured to help Arunachal Pradesh
Football Players Association (APFPA) in getting affiliation with FPAI.
Bhutia gave this assurance to APFPA general secretary Kipa Ajay during a discussion
at New Delhi on August 23.
Earlier on August 22, Arunachal Pradesh Football Association general secretary G
Doke accompanied by Ajay attended the special general body meeting of All India Football
Federation (AIFF) in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, Doke said that the Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament had to be postponed
mainly, due to some financial problem and the ensuing Solung festival as well. He
appealed to all the teams and players to bear with the inconvenience caused to them
due to postponement of the tournament. He further informed that APFA would prepare
a football calender by the end of this year for smooth conduct of various football
tournaments in the state. As per new schedule, the Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
would be held from September 22. The APFA general secretary has urged all the district
team to participate in the Govt sponsored tournament for development of football
in the state.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
AR nabs drug peddlers
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: Assam Rifles (AR) nabbed a drugs peddlers and recovered one kg
of opium worth Rs.30,000 in Tirap today.
Assam Rifles personnel apprehended the drugs peddler along Rukhet of Lazu during
a checking drive at Thincha-Sanlima mobile check post laid by them.
Apprehension of the individual has not only dented the morale of the drug peddlers
but also gave a major blow to the drug trafficking racket in Lazu and Khonsa, according
to an Army release.
Forum demands suspension of EE
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: Upper Yachuli People’s Forum (UYPF) in a letter to the Chief Minister
has demanded suspension of Yazali PWD division EE for his alleged involvement in
misappropriation of crore of rupees meant for the construction of rural road from
20 km BRTF via Loth to Chambang ( 40 km under phase-I).
Demanding high-level enquiry into the misappropriation of fund and physical verification
of the implementation of the road project, the Forum said that genuine contractors
were deprived of while payment were made to ‘non-contractors’ of the road.
The Forum further said that the officer is not attending his office for the last
five months. Despite an order issued by the Lower Subansiri DC asking the EE to
assume his duty, he is not attending office till date, the Forum claimed.
Excellence award for Principal
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: The principal of Ziro Frontier School M B Bista has been conferred
the Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award and Certificate of Education Excellence
by Indian Solidarity Council in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the
field of education.
Bista received the award at a function in New Delhi recently.
‘Arrest the assaulter’
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: The LPG distributors of Capital Complex and Bazaar Welfare Committee
Doimukh (BWCD) in a joint memorandum to the Papum Pare SP appealed him to arrest
one Karling Dodum for allegedly physically assaulting assistant manager of Papum
Pare Gas Agency, Doimukh on August 7.
Expressing resentment over assault on a person in front of the public and the delay
in arresting the alleged accused despite an FIR lodged in Doimukh Police station,
the memorandum urged the SP take steps for immediate arrest of the assaulter.
Anti-dug rally at Lohit
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: An anti-drugs (Opium) rally was organized by Lohit district unit
Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) to create awareness among the masses about harmful effects
of drugs abuse.
The AdiSU unit in a release, said that drugs, especially opium addiction has become
a major concern not only for Lohit and some other eastern districts but also for
the entire state. It appealed to all, especially youths to desist themselves from
Road link restored
SEPPA, Aug 25: The heavy road blockade on Seppa (East Kameng) to Tezpur road was
cleared successfully today. The landslide and flash flood triggered by heavy rain
had snapped road link since Thursday.
The restoration brings a huge sigh of relief to passengers as well as drivers who
were stranded at Palizi and Ramda following the heavy road blockade at Bana in East
Kameng and Palizi and Ramda in West Kameng.
East Kameng deputy commissioner Tope Bam informed this daily that he directed the
highway division to clear the road blockade soon after he received the report of
Sources informed that as many as fifty vehicles both private and government stranded
at block points and commercial vehicles plying from Seppa had to cancel their service
due to road blockade.
ITANAGAR, Aug 25: Anjaw District Students’ Union (ADSU) has felicitated the toppers
in the CBSE Class X and XII examinations of Govt higher Secondary School, Hayuliang
on August 21.
Nine students were felicitated on the occasion, who included Atosha Bellai, Class
X (6.8 CGPA), Shanti Mai (6.0 CGPA), Hussan Yun, Class XII (68.4%), Genlum Tawsik,
Class XII (65%) of GHSS, Hayuliang, Binakso Hallai, Class X (70.8%), Matyup Tamblung,
Class XII (66%), Adio Lap, Class X (6.2 CGP), Sahib Romat, Class X (5.8CGPA), Palengso
Kri, Class X (5.8 CGPA) of GHSS, Hawai.
ADSU also visited various schools of the districts to take stock of the functioning
of those schools. The team visited Govt Middle School Yatong, Quibiang, Kherang,
Lautul and Govt Hr. Sec. School, Hawai on August 22 and 23. They discussed various
issues pertaining to school development, where all the school in-charge concerned
expressed their grievances like shortage of teachers, infrastructure and non-release
of students’ stipend.
Taking note of the situation, ADSU urged the Education Department and the authority
concerned to redress the grievances of those school for the betterment of the students.
41 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.