Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh police has registered a case against ruling Congress party MLA and Tax and Excise Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar for allegedly burning down documents related to Kurung Kumey district electoral roll revision on December 9 last.

Kurung Kumey District Deputy Commissioner Gejum Ete in a report submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) here charged that Tassar along with others burnt the documents after waylaying the vehicle carrying those at Hawa Camp near Kimin under Papum Pare district.

“The vehicle was on its way to Itanagar under police escort. Unfortunately, a group of people intercepted the vehicle near Hawa Camp and took out all the documents of the electoral roll revision for Palin, Nyapin, Tali and Koloriang Assembly constituencies and burnt them along with a computer set and four digital cameras,” the DC said in its report.

According to the FIR lodged at Kimin police station by the accompanying team, the act was carried out by a group of about 16 persons led by Tassar, the DC said in his report yesterday. A case has been registered and investigation is on.

Meanwhile, Papum Pare SP Nabam Gungte while confirming registration of the case said, since the accused is a member of the Legislative Assembly, certain formalities are required to be met before he is taken into police custody in connection with the case.

“The legislative assembly speaker has been intimated about the matter,” Gungte added.

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