BJP leader, family deny MLA’s role in Tachuk Padu’s assault

ITANAGAR, Apr 05: The Boli Yorme has objected to the claims by a few people and alleged accused constable SK Singh on social media that the arrest and assault of his brother-in-law Tachuk Padu was instructed by the higher officials.

Addressing the media person at the press club here today, Yorme said that there was miscommunication between the victim and APLA Speaker PD Sona, who is also the local MLA of the district. There is no involvement of the MLA in the matter and thus people should avoid making it a political issue.    

While denying any instructions of assault and arrest by the MLA, he also denied any involvement of any fund mismanagement in the case which led to the incident, as claimed by someone in an interview with the media person.

“The victim could not reach for the press briefing as he is still not stable. But he (Tachuk Padu) has said that he never mentioned that it was the mismanagement of funds which led to the incident,” he said, adding that the family of the victim is thankful to each and everyone those who paid a visit to him in the hospital.

Yorme, who is also the BJP Yuva Morcha President of Shi Yomi district appealed not to make the issue political, which ultimately creates misunderstanding and builds differences among the own people.

He said the victim’s family and the people of Shi Yomi district are so far satisfactory over action initiated against accused constable SK Singh for assaulting his brother in law of Tachuk Padu. However, the family expects that aside from being suspended and initiating magisterial inquiry, the accused to be terminated.  

“We are thankful to the district SP and public for the support which led to the suspension and magisterial enquiry of the constable. But if the results of the enquiry are not satisfactory, we will initiate our future course of action,” he added.

Meanwhile, the younger brother of the victim, Taje Padu said that his brother is not guilty and therefore should be delivered justice by initiating stern action against the accused constable for inhuman brutality.

Padu said that his brother was brutally assaulted by police personnel, led by Constable SK Singh, at the Mechukha police station on March 18 while in custody, resulting in serious injuries.

Tachuk Padu is a resident of Padusa village in Shi-Yomi district and also a Gram Panchayat Member (GPM). He was on his way to MLA private residence  at Mechuka to get medicine  late evening when the entire incident took place. 

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