Arunachal: Family members of late APPSC official Tumi Gangkak demand arrest of prime accused

Arunachal: Family members of late APPSC official Tumi Gangkak demand arrest of prime accused

Family members of former APPSC under secretary, late Tumi Gangkak, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances last month, claimed that he was murdered by those involved in the APPSCCE paper leak case.

“Both the investigation agencies SIC and CBI, which probed the case, had made Tumi Gangkak as the prime witness. And with his death, many evidences of APPSC fiasco, especially the AE (civil) paper leakage case died with him because he was the lone officer who knew every episode of the fiasco since from 2014 -2022,” claimed Dejar Poyom, while speaking on behalf of the family of the deceased on March 10.

Addressing the media at the Arunachal Public Commission, Poyom sought to know from the Home department when late Gangkak was made the prime witness why he wasn't provided with security. “Whereas everyone knew that his life was at risk being the prime witness,” he added.

Poyom expressed his dissatisfaction over how the investigating agencies and the State Police department have been uncooperative with the family members of the deceased regarding the death case. “Till now, we are yet to be told on what ground the two officers from SIC had summoned late Gangkak?” he questioned.

Demanding that the police should conduct a free and fair investigation into the incident, Poyom claimed that the case was a pre-planned murder. “After meeting with the investigation officer, we think that it was a pre-planned murder and the murderer was a professional hired from outside,” he alleged, adding that all police officers suspected in the case should be arrested.

Poyom further claimed that the accused are being made aware of the investigation proceedings by the investigation agency.

Also speaking, Tomi Poyom Gangkak, widow of late Tumi Gangkak held inspector Bomchu Krong responsible for the death of her husband. “Only because of the phone call that inspector Bomchu Krong made that my husband is no more now. He is solely responsible for his death,” she claimed.

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