China hands over Indian abducted from Arunachal

China hands over Indian abducted from Arunachal

Itanagar, April 7

China’s People’s Liberation Army today released 21-year-old Indian man who was abducted on March 19 from near the McMahon line in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, a defence spokesman said.

Ambushed on March 19

  • Togley Singkam and his two friends had gone to collect herbs in an area belonging to Naa clan of Tagin community on March 19
  • They were ambushed by the Chinese troops; while the other two managed to escape, Singkam was abducted

Togley Singkam, who was handed over to the Indian Army personnel guarding the border, was immediately put into quarantine amid fears of coronavirus infection, Defence PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said. After 14-day quarantine, Singkam would be handed over to his family, the official said.

Singkam along with his two friends—Gamshi Chadar and Ronya Nade—had gone fishing and to collect traditional herbs from the land belonging to the Naa clan of Tagin community on March 19 when the Chinese security personnel allegedly ambushed them.

While his two friends managed to escape, Singkam was abducted at gunpoint by the Chinese security personnel.

The Army approached the Chinese side utilising the established border management mechanism resulting in Singkam’s release. — PTI

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