Sep 22 killing: PAC serves 10-day ultimatum on state govt

DIMAPUR, SEP 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/26/2020 1:03:51 PM IST

Public Action Committee (PAC) has resolved to serve a 10-day ultimatum on the district administration and police to identify and book culprit(s) responsible for the dastardly killing of a truck driver (Jiten Gogoi) in Dimapur on September 22 and also make public the report of the investigation, failing which, it will be compelled to resort to its own course of action.

This was stated by PAC through its media cell after the meeting held with the tribal hoho leaders, frontal organizations and transport agencies at Western Chakhesang Hoho (WCH) office, Dimapur on Saturday.

PAC has also given the state government a month’s time (till October 31, 2020) to enact a criminal control act to deter habitual offenders. PAC also deliberated and resolved to support the demand of the transporter for removal of all illegal collection of money in all the gates. PAC also expressed shock and dismay over the stalled power project at Pudumpukhiri Dimapur allegedly due to the demands made by NPGs. In this regard, PAC has urged upon the government to act immediately in the interest of the general public and warned it would not remain silent. 

Meanwhile, drawing its attention on the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) which had opposed the PAC meeting held on Saturday on the ground that it (PAC) had been dissolved, PAC clarified that on March 5, 2020, the tribal hohos and the frontal organizations decided to allow PAC continue although NCD has dissolve it. PAC reiterated that it was reconstituted since public felt the necessity for its existence and so approved to allow PAC to continue with discharging its responsibility in the interest of the general public.

PAC also termed it as “uncalled for” the “so called NCD office Secy whose existence is in question and is awaiting Court judgement” for “trying to discourage and create confusion in the PAC activities”.

1 held by Police 

Dimapur police on Saturday arrested one person in connection with the killing of a truck driver-- Jiten Gogoi, on September 22 near IMC hall, Dimapur.

According to sources, a police team arrested the person from Dimapur. No further details were known as investigation was ongoing.

DMC lessees refute truckers’ charge

Meanwhile, Lessees (contracted to collect DMC taxes) have reacted to statements by trucker associations that they (Lessees) were “actively involved in passing details of goods vehicles to all the miscreants.”
The Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) lessees urged the trucker organisations not to “directly put the blame” on the DMC lessees “without any conclusive facts and evidence” and allow law to take its own course.
 In a press release, Kihoi Chishi, on behalf of DMC lessees, stated that lessees stood in solidarity with all aggrieved trucker associations as the killing had “affected all emotionally and mentally”. 
DMC lessees maintained that they wished to maintain good relationship with the truck drivers and owners, “in spite of daily friction amongst us.”
Further, the DMC lessees appealed to the law enforcing agencies to expedite the investigation of the killing, and arrest those involved in the commission of “such heinous and ghastly crime”.
Expressing faith in the capacities and technical abilities of Dimapur police, the lessees hoped that police would deliver justice and uphold the trust and confidence of citizens of Dimapur.


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