Dimapur, April 8: Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton visited Lamhainamdi area on Thursday to take stock of the ground situation of the Dimapur-Peren border belt, according to a DIPR report.
He was accompanied by members of the Cabinet Sub-Committee, constituted earlier for boundary demarcation between Dimapur and Peren districts, comprising Ministers Neiba Kronu, Paiwang Konyak, Pangnyu Phom and Kashiho Sangtam.
The team visited the place where 3 persons were killed on March 22, and also their burial site.
Later, during a brief meeting held at 9th IR Battalion HQ, Saijang, Patton appealed for maintaining peace and tranquillity by taking care of law and order situation, especially in the disputed areas so as to avert untoward incidents and prevent further loss of life and property.
He further appealed for strict adherence to the guidelines of status quo issued by the government.
Patton reiterated that the Government was serious about the disputed area issue which has resulted in loss of lives; and for which a Special Investigation Team has been constituted on March 23 resulting in the arrests of 4 persons. He added that further investigation is going on.
Patton said those found guilty would be punished as per relevant law after the submission of SIT report.
A Host of government officials including Principal Secretary Home, Commissioner Nagaland, ADGP (Law and order) IGP ( INT) Deputy Commissioners of Dimapur and Peren, Commissioner Police Dimapur, SPs of Dimapur and Peren, other administrative officers from both districts accompanied the visiting team. (Page News Service)