Nirmala Sitharaman, Rijiju take stock of Army-Police clash issue in Arunachal

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

Published: 07th November 2018 05:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2018 05:04 PM   |  A+A-

Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File | PTI)


BOMDILA: Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju Wednesday took stock of the situation arising out of clashes between Army and Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel here.

Some soldiers had allegedly vandalised the Bomdila police station and assaulted police personnel and civilians last week.

"The Defence Minister (Sitharaman) 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," Rijiju, the Union minister of state for home, told PTI.

Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, said the unfortunate incident that happened at Bomdila on November 2 should be settled amicably through proper understanding.

"Both the army and the police are serving the nation with utmost dedication. An incident can't be allowed to tarnish the image of the great institutions," he said.

Both Sitharaman and Rijiju also met members of the civil society as part of confidence-building measures. Sitharaman is visiting Arunachal Pradesh to celebrate Diwali along with soldiers posted in the forward areas along the Sino-Indian border.

The incident happened when a group of soldiers allegedly misbehaved with civilians and police personnel at the Buddha Mahotsav celebrations in Bomdila, officials said.

Following this, the local station house officer went to the spot and two soldiers were brought to police station. After that some soldiers allegedly vandalised the Bomdila police station, assaulted police personnel and civilians, they said.

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  • Col Nalin Kishore

    Why such a biased writeup .... Is the police innocent ? What was the provocation for the army to sort out the police ? Incidentally arunachal scouts are soldiers from arunachal itself .... so they and policemen will be neighbours and schoolmates and so on .... It is shameful the way press always makes biased reporting .... Shameful ...
    4 months ago reply
  • Vijaykumar

    Can u show the reported vandalism
    4 months ago reply
  • Ak Thomas

    Everyone speaking on vandalizing police station
    4 months ago reply
  • Manish

    On who’s behalf your news paper is spread lies? On behalf of Crminianls in Khakis ? This news report appears to be a straight media release handed out by Police to your editor! Have some shame
    4 months ago reply
  • Milind

    Incorrect reporting by IE
    4 months ago reply
  • Prince Datta

    4 months ago reply
  • R K Deb.

    Reporting must be honest. It is all lies reported. The police & civil admin indulged in excesses
    4 months ago reply
  • Shishir

    Lies!!! Utter lies!!!! Ask the local population who have not been manipulated. Can anyone trust the police
    4 months ago reply
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