Arunachal: FIR lodged against CM Pema Khandu over Kimin-Potin road
The All Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Student’s Union, headed by its president Langpu Apon Maru, has lodged an FIR against Chief Minister Pema Khandu for allegedly passing off the state’s Kimin town as part of Assam.
The Union alleged that the CM “connived with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) authority in particular and the defence minister Rajnath Singh as a whole to deprive the land right and title of Arunachalees.”
In the FIR, the Union further claimed that the CM had met Project Arunank Chief Engineer, Brigadier AS Chonker, on June 14, three days before the Kimin-Potin road work was inaugurated.
Kimin, which is about 75 km from Itanagar, is in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh. However, during the inauguration programme of the 12 road projects by the Defence Minister on June 17, the BRO had allegedly passed off the place as Bilgarh in Assam.
“The BRO chief engineer invited and briefed the CM about the inauguration of the project, and the chief minister has a nexus and the nefarious design to cede the Kimin-Potin portion of the land of Arunachal to Assam state,” it claimed.
Further claiming that it has prima facie evidence against the chief minister “to proceed against him in any competent court,” the union demanded to know why the CM “betrayed the people of the state.”
“If any such serious matter arises, he has the utmost duty to inform the citizens about the seriousness of the issues,” it said.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
With inputs from agencies
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