Arunachal Activists, Who Filed Corruption Case Against CM Pema in SC, Charged With Sedition
On July 20 this year, three people from Arunachal Pradesh were picked up in a joint swoop by the Delhi Police’s special branch and the Arunachal Pradesh Police from a flat in Safdarjung Enclave…. the news fell through the cracks in the national media. Nevertheless, the single-column story published in the Arunachal Times on July 21 gained significance when Nabam Tagam, an Itanagar-based social activist, told this correspondent that he was one of the three persons picked up by state police….
Tagam, as the chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Justice Forum (APJF), had, this past March, filed a writ petition (criminal) in the Supreme Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into multiple charges of corruption brought against the BJP chief minister of the state, Pema Khandu….
Tagam told The Wire that he and his associate from APJF, Yamra Taya, were arrested within three months of the SC’s decision to accept their petition. And, while the main accused in the case – Kipa Robniyang – was charged under the Information Technology Act and some other bailable offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the Arunachal police, Tagam said Taya and he were charged with Section 124A (sedition) and Section 121A (conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121) too….