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Police clueless on culprits in scribe attack

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, July 21 � Arunachal Pradesh police are yet to make a breakthrough in the case where a woman journalist was shot here on July 15 even as the demand for CBI to handle investigations gained momentum, official sources said today.

Police have rounded up six persons and is maintaining vigilance on twelve others while probing various angles to crack the case, Capital Complex Superintendent of Police Hibu Tamang said.

Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had yesterday said the case would be handed over to other premier investigating agencies if the State police failed to make a breakthrough.

Referring to previous attacks on media persons and media houses, including the April 15 vandalisation of Arunachal Times office, Hibu Tamang said, �Police being human beings cannot be expected to be omnipresent and omniscient.�

�We seek the cooperation of the civil society to crack the cases and also to maintain law and order to restore the confidence of the people,� he said.

On investigation into the April 15 vandalisation, Tamang said though the police had collected the CCTV camera footage depicting figures of a few youths, but the faces were not clear due to poor resolution.

Therefore, the difficulty in identifying the accused is dragging the process of investigation, he said.

Meanwhile, Tuki has appealed to the media fraternity to reconsider their agitation � currently boycotting government news and advertisements for 15 days since July 15.

Tuki also assured to provide security to all the media houses in and around Capital Complex and said hi-definition CCTV cameras will be installed at all strategic points.

Meanwhile, in a four-point memorandum, the Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) yesterday made a fervent appeal to the Governor to entrust investigations with the CBI.

The memorandum also urged for installation of surveillance gadgets like CCTV cameras at Capital Complex, and setting up of District Grievances Cell in order to facilitate easy access of legal aid to women.

Tongam Rina, 34, of the Arunachal Times was shot from close range when she was entering her office on July 15. � PTI

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Police clueless on culprits in scribe attack

ITANAGAR, July 21 � Arunachal Pradesh police are yet to make a breakthrough in the case where a woman journalist was shot here on July 15 even as the demand for CBI to handle investigations gained momentum, official sources said today.

Police have rounded up six persons and is maintaining vigilance on twelve others while probing various angles to crack the case, Capital Complex Superintendent of Police Hibu Tamang said.

Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had yesterday said the case would be handed over to other premier investigating agencies if the State police failed to make a breakthrough.

Referring to previous attacks on media persons and media houses, including the April 15 vandalisation of Arunachal Times office, Hibu Tamang said, �Police being human beings cannot be expected to be omnipresent and omniscient.�

�We seek the cooperation of the civil society to crack the cases and also to maintain law and order to restore the confidence of the people,� he said.

On investigation into the April 15 vandalisation, Tamang said though the police had collected the CCTV camera footage depicting figures of a few youths, but the faces were not clear due to poor resolution.

Therefore, the difficulty in identifying the accused is dragging the process of investigation, he said.

Meanwhile, Tuki has appealed to the media fraternity to reconsider their agitation � currently boycotting government news and advertisements for 15 days since July 15.

Tuki also assured to provide security to all the media houses in and around Capital Complex and said hi-definition CCTV cameras will be installed at all strategic points.

Meanwhile, in a four-point memorandum, the Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) yesterday made a fervent appeal to the Governor to entrust investigations with the CBI.

The memorandum also urged for installation of surveillance gadgets like CCTV cameras at Capital Complex, and setting up of District Grievances Cell in order to facilitate easy access of legal aid to women.

Tongam Rina, 34, of the Arunachal Times was shot from close range when she was entering her office on July 15. � PTI