Itanagar: The whereabouts of the Arunachalee youth, allegedly abducted by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on March 19 from Upper Subansiri district, is yet to be known, even as various organizations in the State are demanding for his early and safe release.
Inspector General of police (IGP) Chukhu Apa on Monday confirmed that PLA had reportedly abducted 21-year-old Togley Singkam from Asapila sector near McMahon line in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Subansiri district.
Appa said that District Superintendent of Police Taru Gusar had sent Nacho police station officer-in-charge to the spot whose inquiry report has also confirmed about the incident.
“This will be apprised to the State government to act accordingly as the matter is under the purview of the union External Affairs ministry,” he said.
Many organizations in the State have appealed to the State government for taking up the matter with the Centre for safe release of the youth who along with his friends was on a hunting mission.
Upper Subansiri District Congress Committee (DCC) president Taring Dui had made similar appeal while, Siyum Nacho Limeking Taksing Students’ Union (SNLTSU) had threatened to launch a democratic movement in State capital if his early safe release was not ensured.
Singkam and his friends – Gamshi Chadar and Ronya Nade – had gone for fishing and to collect traditional herbs from the land belonging to the Naa clan of the Tagin community on March 19.