The Army has reached out to their counterparts in China over media experiences that 5 males from Arunachal Pradesh have been “kidnapped” by Chinese forces, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju stated Sunday evening.
Mr Rijiju, who’s the MP from the state’s Arunachal West constituency, was responding to a tweet by a journalist from a Hindi tv information channel.
“The Indian Army has already sent hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh. Response is awaited,” Mr Rijiju posted.
Earlier, the journalist in query wrote: “Out of concern, I ask again. What is the update on those 5 Indians reportedly abducted by Chinese #PLA in #ArunachalPradesh as reported yesterday?” and tagged the External Affairs Ministry, Mr Rijiju and Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
The Indian Army has already despatched hotline message to the counterpart PLA institution on the border level in Arunachal Pradesh. Response is awaited. https://t.co/eo6G9ZwPQ9
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 6, 2020
On Saturday a number one native newspaper revealed a report claiming 5 males from the Tagin neighborhood, who lived in a village close to a city referred to as Nacho, had been kidnapped. They have been out looking within the jungles on the time of the alleged abduction, the newspaper stated.
The report was based mostly on the account of a relative who claimed they’d been kidnapped by the Chinese military; the declare was made in a social media put up that was subsequently broadly shared.
Nacho, which is positioned within the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, falls underneath Mr Rijiju’s Lok Sabha constituency.
Neither the Indian Army nor the state authorities has, thus far, confirmed these claims.
A group of law enforcement officials has been dispatched to the distant space to analyze these claims – the village is barely accessible by foot – however they should report again.
“We got to know about the incident from media reports and social media post. We have discussed the matter with the police headquarters and we have dispatched a team led by the officer-in-charge of the Nacho police station to the area to verify the facts,” Upper Subansiri’s Superintendent of Police Taru Gussar informed NDTV over cellphone yesterday.
“So far there has been no formal police complaint of this but since the matter is sensitive, we have sent our men to ascertain the facts with the villagers and relatives. In the past also such incidents have happened in these areas. We have taken this seriously,” he stated.
The newspaper report additionally stated that two different villagers, who had accompanied the kidnapped males and managed to flee, narrated the incident to the villagers.
The alleged incident comes shut on the heels of a comparable one within the state in March, when Tongle Sinkam, 21, was allegedly kidnapped by the Chinese military after he reportedly crossed over the McMohan Line to the Chinese aspect searching for herbs.
He was handed over to the Indian Army after 14 days.
The McMohan Line, an imaginary line that acts as a border between India and China in Arunachal Pradesh, is over 100 km from Nacho.