FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Aug 12: The All Aruchal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has submitted a representation to the Chief Minister demanding immediate termition of the MoU signed with Pawan Hans Ltd. “The Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited has become synonymous with flying coffin in our state”, AAPSU said in its representation. Referring to earlier chopper crashes in the state, AAPSU said Late Dera tung, the then education minister along with Late Sangey Laden, Secretary Education was killed in a Pawan Hans crash near Sessa in West Kameng in 2001, in 2011, 17 passengers died in a crash at Tawang and again in April 2011, former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu lost his life in a copter crash. “These incidents should have been enough to awaken the state government from deep slumber, but to our utter surprise, the so called ‘flying coffin’ is still flying and killing people in our state,” the AAPSU rued. The recent incident of chopper crash with Kamlesh Kumar Joshi, Tirap Deputy Commissioner has again exposed the inefficiency of the company, the representation said adding the incident indicates that the choppers used in our state are not fit to fly in hilly terrain.