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First 'Arunachal Ratna' award for slain DSP

Arunachal Pradesh government conferred the first 'Arunachal Ratna' award to Deputy Superintendent of Police Bomto Kamdak posthumously, who lost his life during exchange of fire with criminals in East Kameng district.
•    The special award instituted on the occasion of Independence Day this year will carry a cash amount of Rs one lakh along with a gold medal and a roll of honour.
•    The DSP and a civilian were killed in a firefight between police and anti-socials near Chayangtajo in East Kameng district on. 
•    An ex-gratia payment of Rs 50 lakh would be given to the next of kin of Kamdak besides a suitable government job for his wife, he said.
•    Khandu also announced a state government policy for all the police personnel irrespective of ranks who sacrificed their lives while fighting terrorists, criminals or underground elements.
•    As per the policy, they would be awarded a payment of Rs 50 lakh and their kin would be given a suitable job in the government.
•    The state government also announced a state award to various personalities in their respective fields by awarding 10 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 10 commendation certificates.