The Capital Complex superintendent of police, Tumme Amo, on Friday urged the business community to open their shops and establishments after assuring enough security deployment for them to trade without any problem.
A day before the counting process at Itanagar, an audio clip of Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) president and Congress MLA candidate Yumlam Achung began circulating on WhatsApp requesting the business community to close shops for at least for two days.
The SP said he had spoken to Achung, who clarified that the audio clip was sent to a business group as personal precaution and was not supposed to be made public. But a member of the group leaked it and it went viral.
On Friday, Achung sent another audio message to the business community urging them to open their shops as there is no law and order issue.
BJP Itanagar City president Tarh Soping said an audio clip was being circulated to warn people that BJP workers may attack various shops within the twin capitals.
The party subsequently lodged an FIR in the police station and also met the Capital SP.
Soping said those involved in blaming the BJP should come out with an apology and requested Amo to take action in the matter.
“We embrace the loss of BJP candidate in Itanagar constituency but harming people and destroying public property (shops) is not our way,” he said, requesting the business community to go about their business without any fear.