Arunachal condemns NDFB killing in Assam

Last Updated: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 21:56

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh on Monday condemned the brutal killing of 15 persons in Assam by NDFB militants.

Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, while expressing shock
at the incident, termed it as inhumane and an act of
cowardice.

"Killing of innocent people expose the brutality and
inhuman nature of the assailants who in order to prove their
supremacy targeted common denizens who have nothing to do with
militancy," he said in a statement.

Out of the 15 killed in separate incidents, 8 were
gunned down and 12 others injured by the ethnic insurgents
when they fired on a bus in Assam`s Sonitpur district
bordering Arunachal Pradesh.

The chief minister has already issued directives to
the home ministry to beef up the security apparatus in the
area to check further occurrence of such unfortunate incident.

He informed that he would take up the matter with
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and initiate necessary steps
to contain such activities along the inter-state boundary.

Khandu also appraised the Centre about the incident
and urged for adequate forces to tackle the situation, the
statement added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 21:56
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