Itanagar: Anti-Chief Minister slogans were raised on the streets of Itanagar amid a mega rally of the Pan Arunachal Joint Steering Committee, which is spearheading the mega Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission paper leak scam.
The rally started from Dera Natung Government College Itanagar where thousands of youth from various institutions of the state participated and protested against the incompetent government and Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
The rally was organized by PAJSC to meet the demands made by the state government and protest against the delay in delivery of justice.
The rally was attended by a large number of people from all walks of life and culminated at Indira Gandhi Park. Heavy force including state police and CRPF personnel was deployed by the administration to prevent any violence or untoward incident.
The APPSC Arunachal Public Service Commission Assistant Engineer paper leak came to light on August 29, 2022 when the police received a written report from Gyamar Padang, an APPSCAE exam candidate, in which It was claimed that he suspected that the question paper had been leaked.
Earlier, the police had arrested APPSC deputy secretary-cum-deputy controller of examination Taket Jerang (53); AE exam candidate Thomas Gaduk (26); Jeju Institute teacher Akhilesh Yadav; head assistant and father of Thomas Gaduk, Tanyang Gaduk (57); GPS Tarak Pangin; junior teacher Tama Saroh (53); and courier runner Dilip Saha and three others.
Jerang, who allegedly leaked the paper, has been sent on retirement by the Commission. Chairman of the Commission Nipo Nabam on Oct 14, had resigned from his post, “owning moral responsibility for the omissions and commissions of the officer of the commission” who was responsible for ensuring secrecy and prevention of leakage of question papers.
The Parents Joint Committee (PJC) has urged the Pan Arunachal Joint Steering Action Committee (PJSAC) to not take legal courses against the interest of their families and children who have reached their respective positions through hard work and merit.
“We as parents expect PAJSC would give such assurance in writing so that our agitating minds and hearts may find respite,” the PJC said in a release.
While welcoming the PJSAC’s move to drop contentious ‘null & void’ points from its 13-point charter of demand, which hopefully would pave the way for a united voice against corruption, the PJC sought a round table meeting with the former before joining hands for a common cause.
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