Dimapur, March 16: The NSCN (IM) has accused the Assam Rifles of high handedness in its effort to damage the “good name” of the NSCN.
“In fact, AR has turned itself into cantankerous force which takes pleasure in projecting NSCN as the culprits of any given incident. But Naga civil societies refused to have AR have its own way but to lead the truth stand out as it matters the interest of public welfare. Such kind of bemusing incidents keeps happening in the hands of Assam Rifles,” it alleged in a statement.
Citing the Chandel incident of March 13 where a woman “connected with drug trafficking was arrested by the NSCN for interrogation as pleaded by local civil society organizations,” the NSCN (IM) claimed that members of the arrested woman passed the information to 18 Assam Rifles and accused the two arrested NSCN members of kidnapping the woman. “The NSCN cadres were overpowered by surprise but never reacted in any violent manner and led AR have its own way in keeping with the spirit of the on-going Indo-Naga political talks.”
However, the NSCN (IM) said Chandel civil society organizations raised alarm against the AR for wrongly projecting the arrested NSCN members as kidnappers. “NSCN as people’s based revolutionary organization is consciously apprehensive of people’s well-being and never fail to act against any anti-social elements. But, the AR is more often than not found to be deviled itself by going against NSCN and dampened the very spirit that goes to build peaceful social environment. Unfounded allegations against NSCN will take the AR nowhere to glory itself as ‘friends of the hill people”, it said.
The NSCN also cited the Thiluxu incident as “another desperate attempt by AR to bring bad name to NSCN”. “For no reason, NSCN Deputy Kilonser Mr. Kakito Zhimomi was arrested along with two other persons who are his tenants at his Thiluxu house. His license .22 rifles was also taken away but given back at the time of his release as AR could not substantiate anything illegal against him,” it said.
“In the face of AR’s high handedness as seen in these two incidents, the truth always comes out in strength to rescue the good name of NSCN,” it added.
(Page News Service)