In another twist of incident involving the Brus, Bru electoral roll revision was stolen from Mamit district election office, Mamit SDPO Jacob Hlychho told Northeast Now.
The incident took place last week. Police sources confirmed that the forms were of roll revision 6, 7 & 8. It is yet to be ascertained as to how many forms have been stolen.
The Bru electoral roll revision was held in Tripura transit camp and the forms were taken to Mamit district election office on August 20 at around 11 pm. On Thursday night, unknown burglars destroyed the ground floor bars and windows and took away the forms.
Mamit district Superintendent of Police Thangzuala said that a four-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) under SDPO Jacob Hlychho was formed on Aug 25.
“All I can say at this moment is that investigations are underway. Technically election office was robbed and that the police are trying their best to nab the perpetrators,” Zorammuana, joint CEO of Mizoram said.
Jacob Hlychho, head SIT said that there was no CCTV surveillance and the security guards were on duty at EVM building. The burglars made entry from a place that was invisible to the security guards and walked away with E-roll revision forms. He further added that since the Bru repatriation is going on, this is a very sensitive case and the team is collecting evidence before making any arrest.
The SIT team have interviewed and examined eleven Election Office employees and Mamit YMA office bearers over the incident.
Due to the long unpleasant history between the Mizos and the Brus, the case is being treated sensitive and investigation is done in a very sensitive manner and till date, no arrest has been made, Mamit additional DC said.