The 12 hours dawn to dusk capital bandh call sponsored by the Abo-Tani Clan Organisation (ATCO) evoked little impact in the capital complex.
State BJP Vice President Tame Passing while briefing the medias at Akashdeep shopping complex in afternoons said that there are lots of way and means to press any demand with the government and not by calling band which hampers the general masses. He said that with the help of well wishers he have tried to defy the bandh in the capital complex. He said that the public have rejected the bandh culture.
When asked about when he sponsored several bandh previously, Phassang said that thee government of Arunachal Pradesh have created the Department of Tribal affairs three month back and calling bandh will get no support.
Capital Complex SP Sagar Singh Kalsi through a report to this Arunachal24 said that strict law and order bandobast was laid as a counter bandh measures with around 12 Company of police force.
All the business establishment, state and central government offices, banks, educational institutions and other institutions did open as usual and all types of vehicle were found present on the road. Every efforts were put in to maintain peace and tranquillity in the area , which include developing the intelligence, conducting raids, detaining and arresting the individuals, conducting of flag march, setting up round the clock nakas and pickets amongst other arrangement. Although there was no serious law and order problem.
Kalsi said that all total 21 person have been arrested including 6 of yesterday. Two vehicle burning case and two vehicle damaged case. Out of 21 arrested 7 have been booked under APUA Act-2017, he said.
The cost of damaged will be recovered from the bandh caller and a Damaged assessment committee have been formed under the Chairmanship of Capital DC. No loss of life have been reported from any parts of the capital complex, Kalsi added
The Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex Prince Dhawa informed that most of the shops were open in the morning however those that were closed were asked to open. All vehicles were plying as usual and all Govt and semi Govt Offices, banks, Post Offices, schools etc were functioning as usual.
The DC informed that the magistrates had been carrying out regular patrolling day and night to ensure that the city doesn’t witness such bandh culture again.
The DC also informed that two committees have been formed under the chairmanship of EAC Itanagar and Naharlagun to assess any minor damage and to recover the same from the Bandh callers.