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IAS officers' body seeks action against Arunachal Scouts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Days after a large number of Arunachal Scouts personnel vandalised a police station in the state, the central IAS officers' association has written to the demanding action against the alleged perpetrators.

In a letter addressed to Defence Sanjay Mitra, alleged that a battalion of the Second Scouts -- led by Col and Adjutant Major -- "vandalised government properties and physically assaulted the of the area, the of the police and other officials of the station in the West Kameng district of the state on November 2".

He alleged that when a woman IAS officer, Sonal Swarup, who is the district magistrate-cum-deputy commissioner, ordered the personnel to disperse, she was "verbally abused and stone pelted".

Srivastava, who is the at the Ministry of Women and Child Development, has now called on authorities to ensure that the alleged perpetrators are brought to justice, "so that such incidents remain an aberration in the otherwise illustrious legacy of the armed forces".

The Arunachal Scouts personnel allegedly damaged five vehicles and snatched away arms and ammunition after two of its personnel were taken there in connection with an incident of alleged misbehaviour.

A defence communique had said the two personnel of the Second Arunachal Scouts were picked up by police when they had gone to attend Buddha Mahotsav in Bomdila and were severely beaten up in custody.

The incident was an outcome of highhandedness displayed by coupled with the lax attitude of the civil administration, it added.

But of Police said the two Scouts personnel had allegedly misbehaved with visitors at the Mahotsava and were taken to the police station, where they reportedly manhandled the in-charge and a

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 21:30 IST