Itanagar: In a new video that has surfaced close to three days after more than 100 Army Jawans ransacked a police station and a nearby Public Works Department (PWD) office in Bomdila area of West Kameng district, a senior Army officer can be seen threatening policemen for taking ‘action’ against two Arunachal Scouts jawans on Saturday.
Warning the policeman, the Army officer can be heard saying, “Be very careful when move out of Bomdila, this is a direct threat to you.”
In the video that surfaced on Monday, the 2nd AS Commanding Officer (CO), Firdosh P Dubash, further said: “Take it as warning, you dare touch my boy again any time in future and see what I make out of you.”
Meanwhile, people came out in large numbers in Bomdila on Tuesday to protest against the Army brutality and mistreatment meted out to the police. The protest rally that started from Buddha Stadium ended at Buddha Park in Bomdila.
On Saturday, about 100 personnel of Arunachal Scouts, a regiment of the Indian Army, ransacked the Bomdila police station after two of its men were detained for misbehaving with the public at the Buddha Mahotsav grounds in an inebriated condition.
The Army personnel also attacked the policemen, including Ashok Tayeng, the officer-in-charge (OC) of the Bomdila police station, before snatching away their arms and ammunition. They also threatened the OC of dire consequences.
While speaking to the media, Bomdila SP Raja Banthia said that according to information received around 9 pm on Friday night, some Arunachal Scouts personnel were found misbehaving with the public at the celebration ground of Buddha Mahotsav in a drunken state. A police team led by Tayeng then reached the spot and brought the two drunk jawans to the Bomdila police station. The two personnel allegedly manhandled the OC and misbehaved with a woman police officer.
When the senior officials of the Arunachal Scouts were informed about the incident, one of them came to the police station and took away the two accused with him. Later, around 100 jawans barged into the police station and ransacked the place. They were later dispersed with the help of Central Reserve Police Force personnel.
Five FIRs were lodged in this connection.