Dimapur, December 3: Reacting to news report published on December 2 regarding arrest of two NSCN members, namely Brownson and Sunikiu, the NSCN (IM) has clarified that the two NSCN members are not kidnappers as alleged by the complainants and the PAC, NCD, etc.
In a statement, the MIP NSCN (IM) said the two NSCN members “acted on the request of the Naga businessman who was swindled of lakhs of rupees by the non-Naga scammers.”
“The non-Naga swindlers were detained for questioning when they arrived in Dimapur and not kidnapped as alleged. The main culprit was a former employee of Indian armed forces who was posted in Naga area earlier before being terminated for indulging in illegal activities which he continues to do so even to this day. Had it not been for the timely intervention of the NSCN members, he and his team of swindlers would have continued hoodwinking the Nagas. The two NSCN members were arrested by the police based on false information provided. The GPRN praises the NSCN team for having responded to the call of the brethren,” it said.
The GPRN appealed to the PAC and Naga civil society organizations not to randomly accuse the NSCN or brand any suspects as NSCN members without thoroughly verifying the facts “for it can be misconstrued that the PAC or our own Naga CSOs holds a grudge against the NSCN. ”
“It will be for the good of all not to quickly jump to conclusions on every sparks of incidents of anti-social activity and attribute to the NSCN on mere guess or suspicion, for it can embolden the anti-social elements to continue with their nefarious activities,” it stated.
The NSCN (IM) further appealed to the police to release the two NSCN members in good faith. (Page News Service)