Tuesday, March 2, 2021

BAN condemns extortion demand

Dimapur, May 20: The Business Association of Nagas (BAN) today said that cadres of a Naga National Political Group (NNPG) has been demanding “Tax” from the proprietor of T.K service / Progressive Motors Dimapur and has threatened to down the shutters if their demands were not met.
Stating that the proprietor, T K Angami, a well known and veteran businessman employs about 270 people in his establishments, BAN sternly condemned and denounced this inhumanly act of demanding this “so called tax” when the entire country is under lockdown imposed under the Disaster Management Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It said businesses have been affected very badly in the last few months, especially the automobile sector and added instead of giving some words of brotherly encouragement in such a difficult situation, threatening a fellow Naga is uncalled for.
The BAN also urged Governor Nagaland, who is currently spending so much time with the NNPGs discussing “Peace” to advice NNPGs against issuing threats and collection of illegal tax.
BAN further appealed to all NNPGs to spare the business community in such difficult times as Naga businesses are yet to recover from the impact of COVID-19. (Page News Service)