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Ngurang Pinch case: Rafting team members were told not to disclose details of incident
-TDP News Desk
ITANAGAR, Dec 5: In yet another startling revelation on the turn of events immediately after the mysterious death of former Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Marketing Board (APAMB) chairman, Ngurang Pinch, three of the female members who were part of the rafting expedition today claimed that they were asked to “not disclose the details of the incident”.
Talking to reporters at Arunachal Press Club here today, they claimed that after the recovery of the body, one Bamang Taji had asked them not to discuss about the incident with anyone, not even with their friends and family.
All the male members of the expedition team huddled for a meeting which lasted about half an hour, after the recovery of the dead body, they claimed.
The trio, however, maintained that they don’t know about the topic of the discussion, as they were not allowed to take part in the meeting.
They also claimed that former minister Atum Welly, in a meeting on November 21 last at the Energy Park here, had asked them keep the topic of argument between Pinch and one Ngurang Abraham that had occurred prior to the incident under wrap.
The girls, however, failed to give details of the exact of the argument.
Also illustrating the laxity of the police department, the trio claimed that Welly along with Kipa Tater, Taji and Nabam Tadap and her alleged girlfriend, who was also a member of the rafting expedition, took their signatures on a paper which contained a declaration of consent for giving their statement to the investigating team with condition that their identity would be kept confidential.
Regarding the issue of network connectivity in the area, the trio stated that they do not know about it as their phones were dead after getting wet during rafting.
They, however, added that when they were heading back on bamboo rafts – behind the team who were taking the body – Taji and Panye Issac received phone calls.
When contacted, Taji has denied asking the female members of the expedition team to refrain from discussing the details of the incident to anyone.