Guwahati, June 6, 2019
A district court in Arunachal Pradesh awarded life imprisonment to the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party minister. Kajum Bagra, son of Arunachal Pradesh Industries minister Tumke Tagra has been convicted for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by the district court.
Following a brief altercation over the payment of a contract, Kajum had fatally shot Kenjum Kamsi, outside Hotel West in Aalo in West Siang district on March 26th, 2017. The shooting was captured on CCTV camera installed outside the hotel.
Kajum was charged under Section 302 of the IPC 27(1) of the Arms Act. Tumke was the deputy speaker of Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly in 2017 when the murder took place. It may be mentioned that the minimum term for life imprisonment under Indian law is 14 years.