NSCN (IM) clarifies on Nov. 9 abduction and ransom case
Dimapur, Nov. 17 (EMN): NSCN (IM) secretary of ‘Union Territory,’ Ghokuto Chishi, on Nov. 17 issued a clarification in connection with the Nov. 9 incident involving an alleged kidnapping of a Naga salesgirl from a Pharmacy at Purana Bazaar in Dimapur.
In the statement addressed to convenor of Public Action Committee (PAC) of Naga Council Dimapur, Chishi admitted that the accused persons — Vikashe Achumi and Nikato Katty — both ‘leacy’ in the NSCN (IM) organisation and who were apprehended by the law enforcing agency on the November 9, were his staff deputed to oversee the daily activities in and around Purana Bazaar.
He stated that on receiving specific information about selling of intoxicants/ banned drugs items, the team went for inquiring, wherein some banned items were recovered from the possession of one lady. As such “she was summoned for questioning and for detention not kidnapping as alleged (sic)”.
He clarified that neither the NSCN/GPRN nor CAO and UT had authorised the above persons to act actively. But as a “concerned designated officer-in-charge of
Purana Bazaar area”, they acted upon the complaint and information received as such. The secretary informed PAC to verify the authenticity and gravity of the issue in the interest of justice.
The two involved in the case — Vikashe Achumi and Nikato Katty — on Nov. 17 tendered an apology to the salesgirl and her family. The two accused, Vikashe Achumi and Nikato Katty stated in a letter to the convenor of PAC. The two stated that they regret the incident.
However, it stated that their intension of ‘seizing banned drugs’ from the concern pharmacy, which was not even authorised by the NMDA or sale in the market without the prescription, was ‘for the good of the society’.
The letter went on to state that they ‘unconditionally tender their apology’ if they had ‘unintentionally had committed anything which might have hurt the sentiment’ of the salesgirl and her family.
As directed by the kilo kilonser, GPRN, the office of the ‘secretary to the GPRN’, ‘Capt. Retd’ Th. Rainam had issued suspension order a one year against Nikato Katty and Vikashe Achumi of UT for the abduction and ransom case of a pharmacy salesgirl in Dimapur.