28th Mar 2024 10:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

LONGDING, Mar 28: In an unfortunate turn of events at the District Commissioner's office in Longding, tension flared up during the scrutiny process, resulting in injuries to few security personnel including Superintendent of Police (SP) D. Gumja.
The situation spiralled out of control when a scuffle broke out following the rejection of a nomination from the Pongchau-Wakka constituency by the Returning Officer (RO). Sources indicate that the rejected candidate belonged to the National People's Party (NPP), sparking outrage among supporters.
The scene turned chaotic as a section of disgruntled individuals began pelting stones in protest against the decision. In response, law enforcement resorted to blank fire to disperse the agitated mob and restore order. Superintendent of Police Dekio Gumja, in a statement, confirmed the escalation, highlighting the need for calm and adherence to democratic processes.
"The situation escalated after a few individuals resorted to violence, expressing their dissatisfaction over the rejection of a candidature from the Pongchau-Wakka constituency," stated SP Gumja. He urged the public to exercise restraint and uphold peace and tranquility throughout the election process. Emphasizing the role of law enforcement, the SP clarified that the police do not interfere in the selection or rejection of any candidates, as it falls within the purview of the democratic process and election commission.
"While we understand the sentiments of the public, resorting to violence is unacceptable. Legal avenues are available for addressing grievances, and we encourage individuals to pursue those channels instead," added the SP.

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