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Arunachal: 45 people arrested till date for riots and arson in Vijaynagar

ITANAGAR: Around forty-five people have been arrested till date for rioting and the vandalism that took place in Vijaynagar in Changlang district recently.

On December 23, The five members of the All Yobin Students’ Union (AYSU) who were arrested have been put under police custody.

Of the 24 people who had been arrested from Hazolo and Dawodi villages on December 13, three have been granted bail, six have been ‘bound down’, and 15 are in judicial custody.

Two people who were arrested on December 16 are under judicial custody.

Of the 13 people who were arrested on December 17 , nine have been granted bail and the rest are bound down.

A woman who had been arrested on 20 December is also under police custody.

On December 11, a mob, allegedly led by the AYSU, torched government buildings and offices in Vijaynagar. The mob demanded immediate debarment of ex-Assam Rifles settlers in Vijaynagar from participating in the panchayat election, and shifting of the settlers out of Vijaynagar.

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