ITANAGAR, Nov 7 (PTI): Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister of state for Home Kiren Rijiju took stock of the situation arising out of clashes between Army and Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel at Bomdila police station.
Some soldiers had allegedly vandalised the Bomdila police station and assaulted police personnel and civilians last week.
“The Defence Minister (Sitharaman) and I looked into the ongoing conflict between the army and state police personnel. I appeal everyone not to treat it as army versus police and civil administration issue,” Rijiju told PTI.
Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, said the unfortunate incident that happened at Bomdila on November 2 should be settled amicably through proper understanding.
“Both the army and the police are serving the nation with utmost dedication. An incident can’t be allowed to tarnish the image of the great institutions,” he said.
Both Sitharaman and Rijiju also met members of the civil society as part of confidence building measures.