Itagar, April 4: Following the senseless killing of three Army jawans and injuring several others in an ambush by suspected militants in Tirap district on Thursday, Chief Minister bam Tuki today held a high level meeting with top police officials and reviewed security arrangements and law and order situation in the district.
The chief minister directed strict vigil and round the clock surveillance in the district to maintain peace and security of the people. He ordered the DIG (East) to station in the district to persolly monitor the situation. Further, he requested his cabinet colleagues from the area Wanglin Lowangdong and Thangam Wangham to take stock of the situation and do the needful, an official communiqué informed.
Taking cognizance of the spontaneous reaction of the people against the killing, Tuki appealed for peace and support to the administration and the security agencies to deal with the situation.
He expressed deepest condolences to the respective units and families of the martyrs and said the state and its people share the pain of the irreparable loss.
“We salute the brave Jawans who made the supreme sacrifice while on duty to provide security to the common people. Their sacrifice will not go in vain and people of Aruchal Pradesh and the country will always remember them,” he said.
The chief minister condemned the incident in strongest terms and said such inhuman acts will not be tolerated by the people of this peaceful state.
Tuki also made a fervent appeal to the Centre to resolve the issue of insurgency in the region once and for all.
“Unless the core issue of insurgency is resolved permanently, such incidents may recur. At the receiving end will be always the common people, security personnel, the administration and the state government. The Central Government needs to act fast,” he said.