AJF slams Khandu Govt, demands departmental proceedings over alleged fake currency case

ITANAGAR, Aug 5: The Arunachal Justice Forum (AJF) has blamed the Pema Khandu-led state government for the alleged involvement of one Tahong Gao in a fake currency syndicate.

The Forum, in its representation to the State Chief Secretary cum Chief Vigilance Officer, claimed that the person who was involved in the incident at Guwahati last week is the real brother of Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao. It demanded for a departmental proceedings against the person who is claiming to be a government servant posted at Molom village but hasn't reported to duty ever since the BJP government came to power in the state’.

“It is evident that Tahong Gao has been flexing muscle over his immediate brother's political clout as MP now and state BJP president before that. We have enough reason beyond doubt to claim Tahong Gao, a mere chowkidar in the government school, is involved in money laundering of fake currency with political patronage. Also, a huge sum of 5 lakh in cash from a salaried chowkidar is unheard of. His source of huge cash must be probed, hereby the government must act fast and probe to understand the width and depth of the fake currency syndicate in a highly sensitive border state like Arunachal Pradesh when the Indian economy is already taking a nose-dive,” AJF stated.

“Pema Khandu government must come clean on involvement or non-involvement in the fake currency case of our highly controversial MP Tapir Gao who has a tainted past by constituting an investigation team (SIC or SIT),” it further stated.