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Shopping arcade tenants report abduction, looting

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By EMN Updated: Dec 08, 2017 12:36 am
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Dimapur, Dec. 7 (EMN): An organisation of tenants at the Naga Shopping Arcade in Dimapur has denounced what it reports to be a case of abduction and looting of a representative of the Development Authority of Nagaland (Dan). The Tenants Association at Naga Shopping Arcade, Supermarket, issued a press release on Thursday threatening with a bandh if the authorities do not do the needful to ensure justice.
‘The Tenants Association, Naga Shopping Arcade, Supermarket, strongly condemns the abduction, looting of money, snatching of mobile phones and harassment, both mentally and physically, meted out to the secretary of Development Authority of Nagaland and his family by unidentified miscreants on Dec. 3 2017,’ the press release informed.
‘This is yet another issue about protection of civilians,’ the organisation stated. The group has urged the law-enforcing authorities to take the case seriously and “to give stern punishment as per the law and bring justice to the victim and the family within one week” or there will be complete band (sic) in entire supermarket Dimapur area.’
The tenants have assured support and cooperation ‘on any action taken to restore peace and security in the state.’
More caution
Another organisation has cautioned the public to be wary of criminal elements that might try to take advantage of the festive season and to commit crime. The New Market Business Owners’ Association issued a press release on Thursday.
“The onset of festive season ironically is also an opportune time for anti-social elements taking every chance to create disharmony, dupe public, commit theft and robbery amidst rush of people in the market,” the organisation stated.
“While the New Market Business Owners’ Association remains on tight vigil against such anti-social elements within its jurisdiction, the public visiting the market are advised to be alert and report any such incidences to its office for addressing the issues.”
Also, the organisation informed about ban on the sale of calendars and lottery / raffle draws within its jurisdiction. Businessmen are asked to report such cases.
“The business establishments in New Market are urged to keep their premises clean and hygienic and decorate their respective shops with illuminations during this festive season,” the group added.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 08, 2017 12:36:29 am