Arunachal to approach Centre for CBI or NIA probe: CM

The Arunachal Pradesh government will soon approach the Centre for a CBI or NIA probe into the April 30 helicopter crash that killed former chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four others on board.

Last Updated: May 26, 2011, 21:07 PM IST

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh
government will soon approach the Centre for a CBI or NIA
probe into the April 30 helicopter crash that killed former
chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four others on board.

Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin told a students’
delegation that his government will soon approach the Centre
for a probe into the crash.

A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union and
North East Students Union met him and submitted a memorandum
demanding a probe by CBI and NIA into the April 30 Pawan Hans
chopper crash that killed Khandu.

The apex student bodies also demanded tracing of the
anonymous phone call which had delayed the search operations
and also sought retrieval of the contents of the black box of
the ill-fated helicopter, official sources said.

Gamlin said that the Civil Aviation Ministry has
already ordered an inquiry into the mishap through a committee
headed by Air Marshal (Retd) P S Ahluwalia and it is expected
that a report will be submitted within three months as per the
terms of reference of the panel.

PTI