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Sitharaman, Rijiju take stock of Army-Police clash issue in Arunachal

Press Trust of India  |  Bomdila 

Union ministers and Wednesday took stock of the situation arising out of clashes between and Police personnel here.

Some soldiers had allegedly vandalised the station and assaulted police personnel and civilians last week.

"The (Sitharaman) and I looked into the ongoing conflict between the and state police personnel. I appeal everyone not to treat it as versus police and civil administration issue," Rijiju, the of state for home, told

Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, said the unfortunate incident that happened at Bomdila on November 2 should be settled amicably through proper understanding.

"Both the army and the police are serving the nation with utmost dedication. An incident can't be allowed to tarnish the image of the great institutions," he said.

Both Sitharaman and Rijiju also met members of the as part of confidence building measures.

Sitharaman is visiting to celebrate Diwali along with soldiers posted in the forward areas along the Sino-Indian border.

The incident happened when a group of soldiers allegedly misbehaved with civilians and police personnel at the Buddha Mahotsav celebrations in Bomdila, officials said.

Following this, the went to the spot and two soldiers were brought to police station.

After that some soldiers allegedly vandalised the station, assaulted police personnel and civilians, they said.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 16:45 IST