Law and order in Arunachal deteriorating: APCC

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Itanagar, Jun 21 (UNI) The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has urged the state government to improve the deteriorating law and order situation even as the search operations for rescuing Getem Apang and Naren Rai yielded no results so far.

In a letter to Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, the APCC demanded a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by an officer of at least Deputy Inspector General rank, for rescuing the two from the abductors.

The party alleged that the abduction was indicative of the deteriorating law and order in Arunachal.

Getem Apang, son of former Arunachal Chief Minister Gegong Apang, was kidnapped at gun point, along with his music teacher from the Donyi-Polo School of Music on Wednesday.

The abductors informed the victims' families over phone yesterday morning and the police could only recover the vehicle at Hollongi, a few kms from the inter-state border on Gohpur-Itanagar road.

So far, no demand for ransom had been placed forth, sources said.

The Arunachal police, along with Assam police, launched a massive manhunt in the forests of both states, but failed to gather any clues about the whereabouts of the abductors.

''The police have not made any headway so far and are conducting search operations round the clock,'' Papum Pare SP Hibu Tamang informed newspersons.

Expressing resentment over the abduction, the state unit of NSUI urged the kidnappers to release the hostages.

The Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) also flayed the incident and demanded their release.

Meanwhile, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) urged the district administrations to carry out Inner Line Permit (ILP) drive at regular intervals.

The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) opined that lack of sufficient manpower was hampering proper checking and demanded posting of sufficient police personnel and ITBP at the Hollongi check post, which was an easy access point for miscreants.

The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) said the abduction was a ''wake-up call'' for the state government.

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