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Arunachal Pradesh`s parliamentary secretary held

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 15:37

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh police on Thursday arrested a parliamentary secretary for his alleged involvement in snatching and burning of documents relating to electoral roll summary revision of Kurung Kumey district.

Tax and Excise Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar was arrested from his official residence here, said Nabam Gungte, Superintendent of Police of Papum Pare district under which the state capital falls.

Since he is a member of the Assembly, the speaker has been intimated about the matter, the SP said.

Tassar, a Congress MLA from Koloriang seat in Kurung Kumey district, denied his involvement in the incident and described it as a political conspiracy by BJP and NCP.

When produced before the court of judicial magistrate (First Class) at Kimin, Tassar was remanded to 14-day`s judicial custody.

Tassar along with others allegedly burnt the documents on December 9 after waylaying a vehicle carrying the documents at Hawa Camp near Kimin. The vehicle was on its way to Itanagar under police escort.

A group of people intercepted the vehicle, took out all the documents of electoral roll revision for Palin, Nyapin, Tali and Koloriang assembly constituencies and burnt them along with a computer and four digital cameras, Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner Gejum Ete said in his report to Chief Electoral Officer here on Tuesday.

According to the FIR lodged at Kimin police station, the act was carried out by 16 or more persons led by Tassar.

Tassar claimed he was not involved in the incident and it was a conspiracy plotted against him by BJP and NCP to tarnish his image.

Meanwhile, a group of 14 Zilla Parishad members of Kurung Kumey demanded that the CEO set up a committee to probe the incident.

First Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 15:37
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