Itanagar: BJP leaders from Khonsa West constituency in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh have accused the Assam Rifles of harassing its workers.
In a letter to state Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra, the leaders sought action against the 16 Assam Rifles for atrocities meted out to the people of the constituency. Alleging that Assam Rifles were picking up people, particularly BJP workers and torturing them, the leaders said that “instead of addressing our grievances the 16th Assam Rifles personnel are hellbent to inflict and torture the helpless people mercilessly and illegally”. Giving details of people picked up and harassed by the Assam Rifles, the memorandum read that the innocent people under Khonsa West are living in fear psychosis.
They further said that proper inquiry should be instituted to unearth the continuous torture being faced by citizens as well as BJP workers.
In the memorandum to the Governor, the leaders which included Phawang Lowang, the BJP candidate who lost to slain NPP leader Tirong Aboh in the 2019 election, Chief of Kheti Village Witwang Lowang, Chairman, BJP RTI cell Langwang Sumpa, and Tirap district BJP vice president Longyan Sumnyan said they strongly condemn the dastardly May 21 attack and the families of the deceased who lost their lives in the massacre.
“We are insistent on a peaceful path to resolve the situation and committed to cooperate with any investigating agency, security forces to unearth the truth,” they said in the memorandum.