Apang's police remand extended by seven days more



Itanagar: With doctors attending on arrested former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang stating that he was not in a position to make a statement, a court has extended his police remand by seven days.

The court of district session judge in Assam's Lakhimpur district Tuesday extended the police remand of Apang, arrested for alleged involvement in the Public Distribution System (PDS) scam, for seven more days.

The court extended the remand on the ground that he was yet to be interrogated by the Special Investigation Cell, the agency which arrested him and is investigating the over 1,000 crore PDS scam.

Apang who was arrested and remanded to seven days police custody on August 24 was hospitalised the same evening.

"Doctors attending on Apang told us that he is not in a position to make a statement pertaining to the PDS case. Since the Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court has already rejected the bail petition of Apang on August 27, we approached the court seeking extension of Apang's police remand," SIC head M S Chauhan said.

"Accordingly, the court yesterday while acknowledging our plea extended his remand by seven more days," he said.

Apang has been suffering from diabetes and hypertension. The state government has constituted a board of doctors on a request by the SIC. The board headed by a senior medical officer has reportedly been examining Apang.

PTI