Hotline message despatched to China’s PLA: Rijiju on ‘abduction’ of 5 Arunachal youths

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, September 6

A day after Congress MLA Ninong Ering claimed that 5 youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been kidnapped by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday mentioned Indian Army has despatched hotline message to their counterpart PLA institution and a response is awaited.

The incident is claimed to have occurred on Friday.

“The Indian Army has already sent hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh. Response is awaited,” tweeted Rijiju who’s an MP from Arunachal.

On Saturday, Arunachal’s Pasighat West Assembly Congress legislator Ninong Ering in a tweet mentioned: “Five people from Upper Subansiri district of our state Arunachal Pradesh have reportedly been ‘abducted’ by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Few months earlier, a similar incident happened. A befitting reply must be given to PLA and CCP China.”

Ering, a former Union Minister of Minority affairs (2012-14), whereas speaking to the media mentioned that he has urged the authorities to take applicable steps to launch the 5 folks from the custody of the PLA.

Upper Subansiri district Superintendent of Police Taru Gussar mentioned they’ve despatched a reality discovering group to the bordering village to gather the genuine particulars of the incident.

Local media in Arunachal Pradesh has additionally reported that the kidnappings occurred in a forest space close to Nacho in Upper Subansiri district. According the media experiences, the kidnapped individuals — Toch Singkam, Prasat Ringling, Dongtu Ebiya, Tanu Baker and Ngaru Diri – all of who belong to the Tagin group – had gone to the forest for searching, a conventional observe of the tribals within the space. Two different villagers, who had managed to flee from the abductors, knowledgeable the opposite villagers.

The India-China border is about 170 km from Daporijo, the headquarters of Upper Subansiri district, which itself is 280 km from state capital Itanagar.

From Nacho police station, 120 km from the district headquarters, a police group was despatched on foot to the ahead space village.

Villagers are all the time pressured to trek in distant and mountainous areas of Arunachal Pradesh as there are not any correct roads. Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,080-km border with China, 520 kms with Myanmar and 217 km with Bhutan. — With company inputs

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