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After shutter down threat, DCCI to meet DGP today

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DIMAPUR, MARCH 4: Following its threat to go for indefinite shutdown, the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has been invited to a meeting with Director General of Police, Nagaland, Rupin Sharma on March 5.
Akashe Zhimomi, the President of DCCI, told journalists on Monday that the DGP has called for a meeting at Dimapur.
“What will come out after that, let’s see. We don’t know what they will say”, he said.
Irked by the continuous harassment meted to the business community in Dimapur by various Naga national political groups in the form of multiple taxations and summon letters, the DCCI issued a press release on March 3 warning that if the unabated multiple taxation, intimidation and summons are not stopped immediately, it will go for indefinite shutter down.
“The harassment meted out to the business community in Dimapur by various Naga national political groups in the form of multiple taxations and summon letters has reached such an extent that businessmen and traders dread to face each day. The will to survive in the competitive market is waning among the business community as the little profit they make through hard labour is being snatched away at gunpoint, leaving many households in tears”, it stated.
The DCCI also took serious note of the fact that of late some groups are summoning businessmen and traders to their camps and offices on a daily basis under threat.
“How long will the business community tolerate such summons and threats”, it asked and urged the State Government and the law enforcing agencies to take immediate steps to protect the business community before the situation spirals out of hand.
The trade body also informed the business community not to entertain any calls or summons to visit offices of different NNPGs without the knowledge of DCCI.
“If the unabated multiple taxation, intimidation and summons are not stopped immediately, DCCI has resolved to go for indefinite shutter down”, it warned.
The DCCI further requested the civil society organizations and public at large to bear with the inconvenience in case of a possible indefinite shutter down and to support the genuine cause of the business community.
(Page News Service)

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