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Meet vows to ensure peace in Kohima
Our bureau: Kohima, 16 Jul 2008
Published on 17 Jul. 2008 1:07 AM IST
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Expressing serious concern over the present situation in Kohima town and its surrounding areas, deputy commissioner of Kohima, Sachopra Vero Wednesday vowed to make all efforts to flush out underground cadres from civilian inhabited areas. Presiding an emergency meeting of public leaders along with SP Kohima Renchamo Kikon here at DC’s conference hall, the DC called upon the general public to give full cooperation and support to the administration and the police to ensure peace in the state capital. Giving a review of the security coordination meeting held Tuesday, the DC informed that business establishments or residences would be sealed if incriminatory documents, arms or ammunitions were found during the flush out operations. Assuring to conduct regular colony-wise frisking operations, the DC said deliberations on the issue should be made public in colony meetings for complete flush-out of underground cadres from the colonies. Vero urged the public to immediately inform the police or the administration in case of any “apprehension” and further assured to provide special arrangement or attention to call of the public. He also stressed on the need to strengthen check gates. Pointing out to the growing numbers of armed cadres in the capital, thereby posing threat to the civilians, and the need for immediate precautionary measures, the DC appealed to the public leaders, GBs, colony representatives, youth leaders and women leaders for their support and cooperation. SP Kohima Renchamo Kikon called for a joint effort of police, administration, armed forces and the public to check the presence of armed cadres in civilian populated areas and said “it is not just a problem of the police or the administration alone. It is an issue that needs to be resolved by the public.” He also appealed for public support and co-operation to help the police in maintaining peaceful and cordial environment in the capital town. The meeting was attended by chairperson of Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) Menuovilie Kesiezie and representative s from the KMC, Kohima Village, Jotsoma village, Angami Public Organization, Angami Women Organization, Angami Youth Organization, Kohima Chamber of Commerce Industries, GBs and colony representatives. Public and colony leaders in the meeting warned that house owners giving shelter to underground cadres would be held sole responsible in the event of any clash or tension created by the cadres. Public leaders also suggested for monthly flush out operations to be carried out in all colonies.

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