AP Minister refutes BJP allegation of law and orde



Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government Monday refuted BJP’s allegation of complete breakdown in law and order, saying it was normal and the government was taking all possible measures to maintain it.

“The government is duty-bound and committed to maintain peace, security and safety of its citizens of all classes by maintaining law and order and we will do it without fear or favour,” Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Gada Ete said in a statement.

BJP's comments were triggered by reports of closing down of markets due to alleged extortion from the business community, particularly in the Capital Complex, which were, however, not officially reported to the district administration or the police.

Ete said a Flag-March with the police and magistrates was conducted on November 22 to instill confidence in the business community.

However, the situation in the state capital is completely normal at the moment.

The district administration, the police and Home department are still very much vigilant and monitoring the situation round the clock, he said.

The minister said the government was also concerned over possessions of arms by AAPSU delegates at a conference to elect office bearers of the All-Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union at Ziro recently.

The elections have since been postponed.

PTI