Security enhanced for all political leaders in State
Dimapur, May 18: Security agencies in Nagaland is in a tizzy after a contract killer reportedly revealed that he was paid Rs 80 lakhs to kill a politician in Nagaland after the general election.
A PTI report said the contract killer, Vijay Farmana, who was recently arrested from Lucknow, was given a contract to kill a politician in Nagaland after the general election. He was reportedly paid Rs 80 lakhs and a Ford Endeavor vehicle to carry out the contract.
Following the report, security measures have been enhanced for all political leaders in Nagaland. A team of senior police officers from Nagaland led by an IG is also proceeding to Delhi on Sunday to investigate the case.
Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy tweeted, “A team of senior police officers from Nagaland led by an IG is proceeding to Delhi tomorrow. Meanwhile, security measures have been enhanced.”
Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton, who is also in-charge of Home, said nabbing the notorious criminal was made right in time before an ugly turn of events happened as planned. He appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs to constitute a committee for carrying out an impartial inquiry.
He also strongly condemned the criminal motive of those who paid Rs 80 lakh and a Ford Endeavour vehicle to the contract killer and his associates.
Patton stated that Nagas were never known to be a “blood money” killer and “assassin,” which is an alien culture. He said that Nagas are peace loving people since times immemorial, for which anyone preaches or plan a criminal act against the citizens of Nagaland will not go unpunished.
The Dy.CM directed the Nagaland Police to coordinate with its counterparts in New Delhi to get into the bottom of the case. He also reiterated that Nagaland Government will not take this kind of incident lightly and would leave no stone unturned unless the name of those in the hit list and the persons who paid for such nefarious designs are revealed. He also warned that any citizens from Nagaland found to be directly or indirectly involved with the criminal syndicates would be punished according to the law.
The Dy.CM asked the police and other law enforcing agencies to beef up security measures since anti-social elements could take advantage of such reports and create chaos in the society. Security personnel should not remain complacent of the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state and the northeast but remain ever vigilant, he said.
Reacting to the news, Leader of Opposition, T R Zeliang appealed to the Government of Nagaland and the State Home Department in particular to coordinate with the Delhi Police in unearthing the truth behind the contract.
This is an unprecedented case in the annals of Nagaland State, he tweeted.
“It is disturbing to learn about the contract to kill a Naga politician after the LS election. Investigating agencies should treat this as high profile case and find out the person/s who to paid for the hit job,” he further tweeted.
According to the media reports, the accused Vijay Farmana was wanted in three triple murder cases and was arrested by Delhi Police crime branch from Lucknow. Police claimed to have solved 11 cases of murder and various robbery, rape, attempt to murder and carjacking cases in Delhi and Haryana.
According to the police, in April this year the accused was paid Rs 80 lakhs plus a Ford Endeavor car to kill a politician in Nagaland after the general elections.
The ruling NDPP has also expressed shock and alarm at the news that revealed “criminals have been contracted to carry out political executions in Nagaland.”
“This information needs to be investigated and the law enforcing agencies must reach the enquiry to its logical conclusion. If true, it is condemnable and all sections of Naga society must join hands to ensure that such evil intensions do not pollute our rich social fabric,” it said in a press release.
The NDPP assured that the State Government will take all necessary measures to ensure that “this shocking information” will be investigated with the highest level of sincerity.
(Page News Service)