143 militants arrested in Arunachal so far this year

The Arunachal Pradesh government on Tuesday said 143 members of different militant outfits were arrested in the state since November 2009.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 20:57 PM IST

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh
government on Tuesday said 143 members of different militant
outfits were arrested in the state since November last year
and subsequently cases were registered against them.

While in 2009, only 56 rebels were arrested, state
Home Minister Tako Dabi said in a communiqué.
He disclosed that a total number of 67 cadres from
various underground outfits surrendered before security forces
this year in comparison to last year`s surrender by 55
militants.

"The overall cases registered under IPC, local and
special acts during the period from October 2009 to October
this year is 2,866," he said adding the Home Department is
consistently acting against anti-socials as a
confidence-building measure among the people.

While appreciating the state police, central
para-military forces, Army personnel and Assam Rifles for
their sincere efforts and coordination in handling underground
activists taking in Arunachal Pradesh, Dabi said the
government is committed in protecting lives and properties of
the people and bringing peace to the state.

"If general masses, youths, intellectuals and civil
society cooperate, the home department can deliver best in
bringing a congenial atmosphere for well-being of all sections
of the people," he added.

Meanwhile, Dabi has appealed kidnappers to release the
employee of Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Limited (APMDCL) without any pre-conditions.

PTI