Tribune News Service
Kolkata, September 6
The Indian Army has, by its hotline, despatched a message to the Chinese PLA relating to the 5 Arunachal youths taken into custody by the PLA from the border areas. PLA is but to get again to the Army.
“The Indian Army has already sent hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh. Response is awaited,” Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports and Lok Sabha member from Arunachal (West) constituency, tweeted this night.
Five youths, residents of Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, have been caught by the PLA troopers from the jungle close to Nacho. The youths apparently went contained in the jungle to hold hundreds for the Army as employed porters. After their job was over, they have been out fishing when the PLA picked them up.
While Congress MLA and former Lok Sabha member Ninong Erring and BJP MP from Arunachal (East) constituency Tapir Gao had each expressed concern concerning the incident, the Army in addition to the state administration have been initially reluctant to verify its veracity.
Rijiju’s tweet as we speak could be seen as a affirmation from the GoI that the PLA did choose up these boys from close to the Indo China border. The incident happened on September 3.
In March this yr, a 21-year-old man was “abducted” by the PLA in a similar way from Asapila sector of Arunachal Pradesh close to the McMahon line. While his two buddies managed to flee, Togley Sinkam was taken away at gunpoint, his household had stated. After 19 days in captivity, the youth was launched by the Chinese Army.