DIMAPUR, JANUARY 11: The NSCN (IM) has rubbished claims by Dimapur police that 4 members of the Naga group arrested on January 8 were attempting to hijack a vehicle near New Medziphema area on National Highway 29.
In a press release issued on Monday, the NSCN (IM) stated that there are “dark shadows” ~ people involved in illicit drug and arms business ~ that loom at NH-29.
“As per our intelligence sources, one particular party inimical to Naga interest was entering Dimapur with illicit drugs and other illegal items. Those 4 NSCN cadres were dispatched to identify and deal with them (the party) accordingly. It is, however, a matter of regret that the police developed a misconceived notion that the NSCN members were attempting to hijack the SUV vehicle.
“What transpired between the police and the SUV occupants by setting them free after focusing their attention on NSCN cadres? This is a serious question the police should come out with the answer,” it stated.
(Page News Service)