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

Bomdila, November 8: Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju took stock of the situation of the clashes between Army and Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel here on Wednesday.

A group of soldiers 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.