The Indian Army has sent a hotline message to its counterpart in China, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), stationed in the Indo-China border regarding the alleged abduction of 5 youths from Arunachal Pradesh by PLA.

This has been revealed by Union sports minister and Arunachal Pradesh MP, Kiren Rijiju on Sunday.

However, the PLA is yet to respond, the Union minister said.

Rijiju, who earlier served as the Union minister of state for home affairs, made the revelation in reply to a tweet by Ashish K Singh of ABP News.

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Singh questioned: “Out of concern, I ask again..What is the update on those 5 Indians reportedly abducted by Chinese #PLA in #ArunachalPradesh as reported yesterday? Could @adgpi @MEAIndia @KirenRijiju @PemaKhanduBJP give us some update on same please?”

In response to the query, Rijiju tweeted: “The Indian Army has already sent hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh. Response is awaited.”

Meanwhile, a probe has been launched by the Arunachal Pradesh Police following the reports that five people were allegedly abducted by PLA.

The alleged abduction took place at the Nacho area of Upper Subansiri district on Friday.

According to the family members of the five persons, they were abducted by PLA while they had gone for hunting in a forest in Sera 7 area under the Upper Subansiri district along the Indo-China border.

Two others, who were in the group, managed to escape and informed the police regarding the kidnapping.

The persons who were allegedly abducted by PLA have been identified as Toch Singkam, Prasat Ringling, Dongtu Ebiya, Tanu Baker and Ngaru Diri.

All of them belong to the Tagin community.

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