Itanagar: Angry protesters attacked the
local Pawan Hans office, breaking window panes and ransacking
furniture after reports that the missing chopper carrying
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu had crashed.
A group of youths ransacked the local Pawan Hans
office in Maharlagun, 14 kms from Itanagar, police said.
The glass panes of the director`s chamber and booking
counter were damaged in the attack, they said.
However, no one was injured, police said, adding the
employees fled from the office after the protesters swooped on
The single engine four-seater Pawan Hans helicopter
with Khandu and four others on board went missing soon after
taking off from Tawang on Saturday.
A pall of gloom descended on the state capital with
thousands thronging Khandu`s official bungalow at Niti Vihar
here. Ministers, MLAs and senior officials were hesitant to
"Never before has Arunachal witnessed such massive
development as was undertaken under Khandu after he took over
the reins on April 9, 2007," Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin who
is also state government spokesman said.