Arunachal: Bomdila incident was unfortunate- Pema Khandu

CM Pema khandu stated that Bomdila incident was unfortunate, Sitharaman, Rijiju take stock of Arunachal scout-Police clash.


Bomdila/ Itanagar

Commenting on the recent Bomdila incident involving Indian Arunachal Scout and the Arunachal police, Chief Minister said the incident was unfortunate, He was speaking at 46th Raising Day celebration of Arunachal Pradesh Police here at IG park.

He said steps are being taken to improve the relation between the Indian Army, local administration and the state police. A monthly sitting will be held between the Army and the state police for maintaining harmonious relation and to resolve issues. He directed the state police head to ensure that all necessary steps be taken so that relations with the armed forces are maintained.

On the other hand  Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju took stock of the situation of the clashes between Arunachal Scout  and Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel here on Wednesday.

A group of soldiers of Arunachal Scout  had allegedly vandalised the Bomdila police station, assaulted and misbehaved with civilians and police personnel on November 2 at the Buddha Mahotsav celebrations.

Rijiju said, “The Defence Minister and I looked into the ongoing conflict between the army and State police personnel. I appeal everyone not to treat it as army versus police and civil administration issue.”

Later, the Union Ministers visited the Bomdila police station to see the damages and gave a patient hearing to the lady police officials and the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the Bomdila Police Station who were on duty that day.

Both Sitharaman and Rijiju also met members of the civil society as part of confidence-building measures.

Sitharaman visited Arunachal Pradesh to celebrate Diwali along with soldiers posted in the forward areas along the Sino-Indian border.

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