1st Mar 2017 10:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Mar 1: In a fresh trouble for BJP-led government and Opposition Leader Nabam Tuki, a purported agreement letter signed between CM Pema Khandu and Nabam Tuki is doing the  rounds in social networking site showing a payment of rupees 60 crore made allegedly to Tuki to give up the chief ministerial post to Khandu.

In this regard, Capital Police has registered an FIR against unknown persons in connection with the case, also acting on a plea made by Former Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki at Itanagar police station on Wednesday.

The alleged document signed on 15 July last year, has gone viral in social networking sites like WhatsApp and Facebook and also bears the name of other top political figures including Phurpa Tsering, Jambey Tashi, Nabam Rebia and Techi Kaso as witnesses to the agreement between the two parties.

Meanwhile interacting with press reporters outside the Itanagar Police Station, Tuki dismissed the allegations calling ‘it an attempt by some vested individuals to tarnish his hard-earned political career spanning 30 years.’

A visibly upset Tuki termed the signatures in the documents as "forged and fabricated” and not duly signed by him.

 “I am ready to face any probe as I have done nothing wrong. Even if a single charge is proved, I am ready for prosecution,” he added. ‘Now that an FIR has been registered, it will be easy for the police to approach the service providers and initiate a technical inquiry to identify the real truth,” Tuki said.

Asserting that it is not an individual case and tomorrow any person can become a victim of such criminal activities, Tuki cited that such negative message affects the whole of society and need strong condemnation from all quarters.

Asked if this controversy will hamper the Congress’ prospects in the coming assembly elections, Tuki seemed upbeat and replied "No, we will make a comeback with full majority.”

The FIR was registered under the IT Act and IPC, said a senior police officer when inquired by this reporter. He further informed that probe is on to track the accused and to establish his identity.

Coming out strongly in defence of Tuki and taking strong exception of the allegations levelled against him, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has termed the document circulating in social networking sites as false and fabricated, handiwork of some vested persons to assassinate Tuki’s political career and his image.

The APCC also slammed the online news portal “The Quint” for publicizing the same without any factual evidence and stated that for such ill and derogatory remarks, the Editor should be prosecuted under relevant section of law.

“Uploading of such false and fabricated document with baseless and unfounded allegation is an offence under the law, which needs to be thoroughly probed and enquired,” added APCC strongly urging the concern investigating team to arrest the culprits and ensure strict punishment.


Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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