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NSCN (K) camp raided
NPN: Dimapur, 09 Jul 2008
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Published on 10 Jul. 2008 12:53 AM IST
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A combined force of Assam Rifles, IRB, State Police and Peren district administration, raided the NSCN (K) designated camp at Athibung on Wednesday, NSCN (K) sources claimed.
Talking to Nagaland Post over phone, Ceasefire Supervisory Board (CFSB), NSCN (K), member Hokato Vusshe alleged that the raiding party searched and ransacked the camp besides taking photographs of the bunkers and asking the number of cadres and arms in the camp.
According to the NSCN (K), the combined force raided the camp on the charge that the designated camp was sheltering some Northeast militant groups which did not have ceasefire with the Government of India.
He said the combined force initially tried to raid the camp at around 9 to 10 a.m. but backed off when the NSCN (K) activists objected to it and fired some few rounds in the air. Vusshe said right after the first attempt to raid the camp, he rang up CFSB chairman, central joint secretary (Home), State Home commissioner and IGAR, and briefed them about the alleged violation of ceasefire ground rules (CFGR) by government forces.
 “They assured to issue instructions as per the CFGR, but around 11 a.m to 12 noon, the combined force comprising of 30-40 AR personnel, 20-30 IRB personnel, State police and administration led by EAC Athibung, forcefully entered and raided the camp,” he said.
On charges of harboring other insurgent groups in the Athibung camp, he said the NSCN (K) had in the last CFSB meeting told the Government of India representatives that some NE insurgent groups willing to enter into ceasefire with GoI had approached the NSCN (K) to act as a “channel.”  He however clarified that the NSCN (K) had already asked the insurgent groups to leave and that at the time of the raid, there was not a single cadre from other groups.
Vusshe further said the CFSB members of NSCN (K) at a meeting held Wednesday took serious note of the “raid” and cautioned that GoI would be held sole responsible in case of any untoward incident relating to the camp.

 
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