Chinese Army takes man from Arunachal into custody

[ Karda Natam ]
TAKSING, Mar 27: A man from Taksing in Upper Subansiri district was reportedly caught and taken into custody by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from Asapila (Sera 2) near the Sino-India border on 19 March.
The person, identified as Tokley Singkam (21), along with two others had on 18 March gone fishing near Asapila, which is about 30 kms from Taksing. The man was caught by the Chinese Army the next day, when he and his two friends had gone back to check the fishnet they had laid overnight. The two others managed to flee, and later informed Singkam’s family about his arrest.
The family members have since appealed to all concerned to get Singkam released from the custody of the PLA, but to no avail.
The Tagin Cultural Society has also appealed to the district administration and the higher authority to take up the matter with the Chinese authority to ensure Singkam’s early release.
Meanwhile, the people of Upper Subansiri district have expressed serious concern over such cross-border movement of people at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Reportedly, the area is very close to the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The people have urged the district administration to be extra cautious in such matters of cross-border movement and take appropriate measures to stop people from roaming freely along the international border.