Three days after two persons, including a Buddhist monk, were killed in police firing in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh; the State government has suspended the district’s SP and DC for failing to assess the situation. The officer in-charge of Tawang police station has also been suspended.
Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo said these officers had not only failed to assess the situation but had also failed to take preventive measures to diffuse the situation on Monday that led to firing on a crowd that had tried to barge into a police station. ‘Prompt action has been initiated in order to defuse the situation, instill confidence among the people and restore normalcy in Tawang’, Dolo asserted.
Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh government has appointed Kashish Mittal, an IAS officer of 2011 batch, as Deputy Commissioner of Tawang district. On May 2, Mittal was appointed OSD to supervise law and order situation in Tawang after two persons died in police firing and also to initiate peace process by involving all sections of the society.