Saturday, November 28, 2009

BJP State chief escapes assassination bid

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: State unit BJP president and sitting MLA from Pasighat West, Dr. Tangor Tapak narrowly escaped a bid on his life when unidentified persons fired at his convoy from close range last night at about 8.30 pm at 7 Mile while on his way to Rani village from Pasighat in East Siang district.

Into the last leg of his maiden tour of his home constituency, Dr Tapak’s convoy was fired upon by unknown miscreants that damaged window panes of both sides of his personal Hyundai i-10 car. Fortunately for Dr Tapak, he was traveling in another car in the convoy. Apparently, his younger brother was traveling ahead in the car targeted by the miscreants. However, no one was injured while one bullet pierced through the car coming out from the other side. Police sources told The Sentinel that preliminary investigation revealed that 9 mm bullets were fired at the car. Without divulging details, the sources said that police was working on few leads but denied identification of any suspects.

“Nothing can be said conclusively at the moment as the area of incident is covered with dense forests and falls along the Arunachal-Assam boundary. Home Minister Tako Dabi today rushed to the spot and assured the aggrieved people gathered of prompt action by the State government. He said that the culprits involved would be booked and put them behind bars soon.
Condemning the unbecoming threat on the life of an MLA, Dabi asserted that the government will not spare such anti-social elements.

Meanwhile, the State BJP has strongly condemned the incident and demanded adequate security for its president. While welcoming the prompt response of the Home Minister, it also urged him to launch a thorough investigation into the incident to uncover the elements involved. THE SENTINEL

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