Arunachal Pradesh: Former MLA’s death case handed to CBI in state
ITANAGAR, July 20, 2018 (PTI): On Thursday, the state government handed over the probe into the former MLA Ngurang Pinch death to CBI, official sources said on Thursday.
State home commissioner A.C. Verma, had communicated the decision to CBI director on Wednesday, sources said.
The letter termed the case serious and sensitive and said despite handing over the case to the crime branch's special investigating team (SIT), nothing conclusive emerged even after seven months.
The body of Pinch, who was chairman of the Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board, was found floating in a river in Papum Pare district on November 18 last year.
He was on a rafting expedition along with eight others the previous day and had stayed on the river bank near the confluence of the Popum and the Poma rivers. Later, his body was found floating in the river between Basar Nallo and Rana Ghat on the Assam side.Pinch's family alleged that his death was a pre-planned murder and demanded that the CBI take over the probe from the SIT as the state crime branch had failed to act against a few people. Three persons were arrested.