Tuensang police deny allegation


Dimapur, June 8: Tuensang Police has denied the allegation levelled by MB Akhang Chang, Indian Navy (Marine Commando) serving in Andaman & Nicobar that he and his family members were assaulted and detained for hours by Tuensang police for a single bottle of Rum. The allegation was posted/circulated on social media by the marine commando on June 5.
Police said the allegation by MB Akhang Chang (marine commando) is totally false, and also pointed out that the incident occurred on May 15 and not on May 30 as mentioned by Akhang (as referred to Tsg PS GDE No-114/18 Dated-15/05/18).
“The police party never assaulted nor acted in any inhuman behaviour against any occupants in the vehicle. If he really feels that he and his family were assaulted and treated inhumanly, he could have come and approach the senior officers of the unit when he was in Tuensang,” said a statement issued by the Superintendent of Police (SP), Tuensang.
The SP informed that on May 15, a MVCP was conducted at Yongpong sector Tuensang for security reasons in the run up to the Lok Sabha bye-election and during checking one case of MC Rum belonging to MB Akhang Chang was recovered from a Sumo Tata coming from Dimapur.
Police said Akhang was asked to produce leave command certificate but he failed to produce anything else except his service ID card. Though he is from defense personnel, there was not document authorizing him to possess any liquor, police said.
“Despite the non-possession of valid documents, the police party, in ‘good faith’ did not seize the case of Rum considering that he is a defense personnel as he said he was going to use in marriage party,” police said.
(Page News Service)