Arunachal Pradesh was sent to investigate the reports of 5 people abducted by the Chinese army

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The incident came close to another similar incident in March.

Guwahati:

Arunachal Pradesh police on Saturday said it had sent a team to a remote area near the Indo-China border in Upper Sabansiri district to “verify the facts” about media reports that five people from the state had been allegedly abducted by the Chinese army. Has been kidnapped. Tensions are rising between the two countries over the blockade in Ladakh.

The Arunachal Times, a leading local newspaper, published a report on Saturday saying that five members of the Tagin community were picked up from a forest near Nacho town while they were out hunting. The report was based on the account of a relative of one of the five men who claimed to have been abducted by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army or PLA in a social media post that has been widely shared.

Although so far neither the Indian Army nor the Arunachal Pradesh government has officially confirmed the claims, district police in Upper Subansiri said a team has been sent to a far-flung area to find out the truth. Can only return from the village. Assessable on foot.

“We found out about the incident from media reports and social media posts. We have discussed the matter with the police headquarters and we have sent a team led by the officer in charge of Nacho police station to confirm the area. Fact, “Upper Subansari’s SP.

“So far no formal police complaint has been lodged but as the matter is sensitive, we have sent our men to the villagers and relatives to ascertain the facts,” he said. Similar incidents have taken place in these areas in the past. Seriously, “he said.

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The Arunachal Times report also said that two other villagers who were with the abducted men and managed to escape told the villagers about the incident.

Daporijo, the headquarters of the Upper Sabansari Districts of Arunachal Pradesh, is 280 km from the state capital Itanagar. The Indo-China border is about 170 km from Deporizo. The town of Nacho from where the police team has been sent on foot to the next village, 125 km from Daporizo, but due to bad roads, it takes about six hours to reach.

Meanwhile, Arunachal East MP and top BJP leader Tapir Gao tweeted, “5 Tagin youths abducted from Sera 7 area under McMahon Line in Upper Subansari, Arunachal Pradesh by Chinese #PLA from September 3 Has done The incident happened in March. # Time to take a stand against CCP.

Ninong Ering, a Congress MLA and former Lok Sabha MP from Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, shared his posts through a social media user named Prakash Ringling who claimed that his brother Prasad Ringling and four other youths – Touch Singam, Dongtu Ebia, Tanu Baker and Nagru Dairy were “kidnapped” by the Chinese PLA.

The incident comes on the heels of another incident when Tongle Sinkam, a 21-year-old man from Arunachal Pradesh, was allegedly abducted by Chinese troops on March 19 when he allegedly crossed the McMahon Line. Searching for herbs, he was handed over to the Indian Army 14 days later.

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