Itanagar: A high level emergency meeting was
held at the state secretariat here this evening to discuss
steps to be taken to trace the missing chopper carrying
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four
As the whereabouts of the chief minister`s chopper was
yet to be officially confirmed, the Army, SSB, ITBP personnel
will be launching a massive search operation at the break of
dawn tomorrow while IAF choppers would conduct a recce, Power
Minister and state government spokesman Jarbam Gamlin said.
He informed that the state government has been in
constant touch with the Centre as well as the government of
Bhutan to monitor the situation.
A crisis management cell consisting of principal
secretary to the chief minister M Yeshi Tsering, civil
aviation commissioner Hage Khoda, home secretary A K
Srivastav, IGP SBK Singh, DIGP (West) Robin Hibu, DIG
(Intelligence) Anil Shukla, City DC Pawan Kumar Sain and SP
Apang Tamut was also set up at the meeting.
The committee will be monitoring the situation under
the overall guidance and supervision of Chief Secretary Tabam
"We only hope and pray that the CM and the team are
safe," Gamlin said.
Gamlin urged people not to panic and pray for the safety
and safe return of the chief minister as well as others.
He also asked the people of Tawang, West and East
Kameng districts to inform the local administration or the
police immediately about any information on the missing
chopper and those on board.
The meeting was attended by ministers, MP Takam Sanjay
and senior officers, including Chief Secretary Tabam Bam and
IGP SBK Singh.