NSCN (IM) condemns raid by Assam Rifles

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Dimapur, April 27: The GPRN has condemned the unlawful arrest of Kevingol, Leacy, GPRN from Mohonkhola, Kohima without any valid reason on April 24 by the 3rd Assam Rifles stationed at Kohima. The MIP, in a press release stated that he was forced to lead the army personnel to the residence of Medo Angami, Chaplee Kilonser, GPRN, at Viswema on the same night.
“Not contended with the foray at the residence of the Chaplee Kilonser, the army personnel broke into the Hon’ble Chaplee Kilonser’s farmhouse like burglars at around 10.30 pm using knife and scissors to unlatch the master bedroom door through the bathroom,” it said adding one semi automatic rifle which was used by the Chaplee Kilonser for self protection as an Identity Card holder was taken away by the Assam Rifles personnel.
The GPRN also alleged that the occupants of the farm house; an old lady, the caretaker of the farmhouse, two high school going girls and a college going son were threatened and psychologically harassed, adding
Kronyi, the farm head was pushed into water, wrapped with wet clothes and tortured inhumanly leaving him in a pool of blood.
It said Kronyi had to be rushed to the hospital to save his life.
Stating that such unwarranted raid by the Assam Rifles is the second time at the farm house, the GPRN disclosed that the earlier raid took place in 2013. It also said such an undue raid conducted again by the Assam Rifles after signing the Framework Agreement is highly provocative.
The GPRN, while appraising the wanton act of the 3rd Assam Rifles, questioned the sincerity of the Government of India, which has been holding a peace talk with the NSCN.
In order to maintain the sanctity of the Cease-Fire Ground Rules and to create a conductive atmosphere for peaceful political dialogue, the GPRN sought the release of the arrested GPRN official along with the confiscated arms through the Ceasefire Monitoring Cell Office.
The GPRN further condemned the recent arrest of a GPRN official, Renthungo Odyuo along with official documents while on duty by the Assam Rifles at Khekiho village near Doyapur on April 20 last without any valid reason.
The frequent raids and arrest of NSCN members by the Indian Army during the cease fire period and at a time of peace talk being held at the highest level is being viewed seriously by the GPRN and appropriate response would be given to the aggressors in due course of time, for which the entire responsibility will befall on the Government of India, the release stated. (Page News Service)