Rio-led NPF accuses Kenye of ‘misinterpreting’ court order
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): The NPF ‘press and information cell’ – representing the group led by Lok Sabha member, Neiphiu Rio – has stated that the ‘entire NPF family’ was shocked at what it said was an ‘order’ issued by Rajya Sabha member, KG Kenye to the chief secretary, commissioner, deputy commissioner of Dimapur, chief electoral officer, commissioner of police and to Rio himself on Tuesday.
According to statement from the publicity wing, issued on Tuesday night: “Issuing an order to the government servants as though they are a party to the case is very much regretted, uncalled for and unfortunate.” The case in question, it stated, concerns a petition filed by Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu “in the High Court” against Rio’s call for an ‘extraordinary general convention’ of the NPF on September 20 next in Dimapur.
It alleged the rival group of “powerful (sic) misleading and misinterpretation” of the court’s order. It reminded that the court had, in its concluding remark, directed ‘status quo’ be maintained by both the parties. “This particular line in itself explains the very existence of two parties/entities and the gravity of the petition, which was filed on the 24th Aug. 2017. The NPF family led by Neiphiu Rio patiently awaits the matter which is still pending and to be disposed off like all their previous petitions.”
It stated that the court did not ask the deputy commissioner of Dimapur to cancel ‘the permission granted for said convention, but to maintain status quo.’
“Regrettable because KG Kenye signing off the order on behalf of Dr. SL (sic) is not a part of the civil suit. Issuing an order taking the entire Naga people with a blatant lie and misinterpreting the order of the High Court in itself will attract the long arms of the law, wherein the NPF is convinced that the High Court will definitely take cognizance of how learned (Sic) KG Kenye can fool the common people.”
It demanded that the “misinterpreted order” be withdrawn.