ITANAGAR, July 6 - The Arunachal Pradesh Government has handed over the Ojing Taying murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to a communique from the Chief Minister�s Office here today.
Ojing Taying, the former finance secretary of All East Siang District Students� Union, and his two friends were allegedly brutally attacked by a group of unidentified youths in Itanagar on June 10 last year. He succumbed to his injuries in a Guwahati hospital nine days later.
A case (No. 146/2017) under Sections 341/326/302/34 of the IPC was registered in the Itanagar Police Station on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim�s elder brother on June 14. As the investigations were making no headway, the case was transferred to the State Crime Branch on April 4 this year.
The communique said, �However, the State Government took cognizance that despite the case being registered more than a year ago, no substantive progress was visible and there were still no clues about the culprits.�
It viewed that investigations were not progressing satisfactorily compared to the seriousness and sensitivity of the case. Further, specialised and technical investigation is required by an expert police force to expedite the investigations, the Government observed.
After the matter was examined by the competent authority based on recommendation made by the State DGP, it was decided that the Home Department would transfer the case to the CBI for speedy delivery of justice to the victim and his bereaved family members.
In a letter dated July 5, the State Home Commissioner, while transferring the case to the CBI, submitted the detailed report of investigations made so far by the SIT, the communique added.