Union seeks creation of third batch of AAP Bn

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) in a representation to the chief secretary on Thursday sought immediate creation of the third batch of the AAP Bn, which had been cleared from administrative reform by cabinet approval in 2010 under the then chief minister Dorjee Khandu.
The union stated that the state government raised the state police armed battalion in 1998 as the first Arunachal Armed Battalion. Subsequently, in 1989, the second Arunachal Pradesh Armed Police Battalion was formed with the same strength and pattern as the first AAP Bn batch.
‘However, after raising the first and the second battalions, the GoAP did not take any further step to raise more battalions in the state till today, and consequently, there is shortage of forces at the border areas,’ it claimed, adding that the personnel appointed in the rank of constable in the first and second batches are still in the same rank despite serving 25 years in their job.
It further claimed that most of the AAP Bn personnel are posted in Papum Pare and West Siang districts, even as there is a shortage of AAP Bn personnel at the boundaries and disputed areas.