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Let justice prevail
The horrific incident of deputy speaker Tumke Bagra's son gunning down a person at
Aalo has sent shockwaves across the state. On Monday night Kajum Bagra allegedly
killed one Kenjum Kamsi outside a hotel at Aalo. The duo reportedly developed animosity
over distribution of contract works under SIDF and SADA. The incident is grim reminder
of how nexus between political families and officials continues to run show in the
state. Kajum Bagra is not the only person hailing from influential political family
to be alleged of using their connection to get contract works. There are several
other such examples. Most of the contract works in the state are executed by the
family members of sitting MLAs.
It becomes very difficult for ordinary citizen to break these shackles. The Aalo
incident should be wake up call for the people of Arunachal. It has exposes the
dark political culture of state to the rest of the world. Often during election people
take huge money from the politicians. Therefore after winning the election, MLAs
and their relatives try to recover money by using all sorts of tricks. This is when
whole problem starts. Conflict develops over contract works and it leads to bitter
rivalry. There is need to introspect and ensure that such incident do not repeat
in future. On their part police should make sure that family of late Kenjum Kamsi
gets justice at any cost. Just because the accused is son of an MLA, the administration
should not try to save him. Let law prevail and justice be delivered to the victim's
---- Readers Forum ----
A fee for FIR
I am really saddened by the action of police personnel of Itanagar Police Station
for forcefully taking a fee for registration of First information Report ( FIR) .
Yesterday, I went to the police station to complain after I lost my Voter ID but
surprisingly they demanded a fee for the FIR. They said if I don't pay the fees,
my complaints won't be registered. They forcefully took some fees . If the law enforcement
agency can do such kind of act then what can we aspect from them?
In which article of Indian Constitution has it been mentioned that aggrieved has
to pay a fee to have the complain registered ?
I appeal to the concern authority to look into the matter and suspend the particular
officer for taking fees from the poor citizens of India.
Byabang Noah Dui
Clean the specs
A pair of specs should be as clean or swachhas it gets. Unfortunately, the logo of
SwachhBharat does not care a fig about it. It has written presumably on Gandhiji's
glasses, "Swachh" for his right eye and "Bharat" for his left one in bold font. No
one can see clearly through such an opaque or aswachh specs. The catch line proclaims,
"It is a step towards cleanliness" ("ek kadam swachhata ki aur"). But if someone
dares to take a step wearing such a pair of glasses, it can even cause him fatal
accident. First of all, our glasses must be transparent!
Sujit De, Kolkata
The gruesome murder and lack of transparency
The gruesome murder of Lt. Kenjum Kamsi by Kajum Bagra, a son of BJP MLA is a new
type of incident for the people of West Siang. I condemn this from the core of my
heart and demand extreme punishment to the culprit as per Law. Using the MLA's official
vehicle for the crime is condemnable and the Deputy Speaker and MLA 30 Aalo west
Assembly constituency Tumke Bagra should resign on Moral Ground for free and fair
I want to take dig here which led to the incident. There is a rising frustration
among youths in Aalo Township. Funds are few for development and even those few funds
lacks transperency in execution. There is no open plotting of Tenders in works departments.
contrators specially youths do not know when the tender happened and in which newspaper
it was published. Sometimes tender advertisement is done on the last day of tender
submission that also in back date and sometime only three days limited time period
is given for purchase and submission of Tender process. As these Tender process is
very new for the people of Aalo and West Siang, it is not easy to manage documents
in three days time. There is a nexus between the MLAs and HOD of concern departments
It is done at their very will. The Rule of Law is totally missing in all the working
Departments in Aalo Division.
I have collected a lot of paper through RTI filed by myself and others regarding
MLA LADs, SIDF, SADA,RE Health And Education and District Administration, Projects
and Funds Placed by State government.
LT.Kenjum Kamsi was a fighter. He fought for the Right and was aware of such happenings
and the nexus . If there is any murderer of Kenjum kamsi, its the system that is
prevailing in working department in West Siang Govt. Departments.
people of Aalo is known for its intelligence but it seems people here are not at
all aware of projects under SIDF,RE,SADA etc due to lack of wide publication and
hide and seek tender process of work by departments, which later creates chaos and
frustration among youths when seeing the ongoing works. There is no newspaper advertisement
of any works especially done in the month of Jan to march 2017.
If this trends continues in working departments in West Siang, then there will be
more Kenjum kamsis and oneday officers will also fell prey to this.
If there is any sense of responsibility, i appeal the state vigillance dept to review
and monitor the Tender Process in West Siang, specially 30 Aalo west and 31 Aalo
east assembly constituency.
Vice President, APYC
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