SDO (C), Changtongya, has sought clarification from Dimapur police in regard to the seizure of name and designation plates of three administrative officers including that of ADC, Tobu, SDO (C), Phomching.
Seeking clarification from the Dimapur police, the SDO has sought an explanation on what ground their designated name plates were seized. Chubawati Chang who was also ‘victimized’ in the seizure said that the news item that appeared in a local daily under the caption “Police seize Sirens, name plates etc” has not only humiliated the duly authorized officers concerned but also created a wrong notion in the minds of the general public by placing the officers mentioned the same category as the other unauthorised offenders.
The SDO also said that he was compelled to issue the clarification inviting the attention of the Dimapur police in particular and that of all concerned that as per the Nagaland government notification issued on August 8, 2007, which was subsequently published in Nagaland Gazette of September 14, 2007, it stated that in continuation and partial modification to the notification, categories of officials and organizations were added to part ‘C’ of clause II for which the use of name and designation plates of the administrative officers in the said categories were authorized.
While appreciating seizure from unauthorized groups, Chubawati lamented that the seizure of name and designation plates of ADC Tobu, SDO (C) Phomching and SDO (C) Changtongya by Dimapur police was rather an unauthorized action committed by them in ignorance of the government’s notification issued earlier, causing irreparable damage to their image, prestige and monetary loss.
He further asked the authority concerned of Dimapur police to rectify in public for their ‘wrongful and unauthorized’ actions so as to ensure justice for wrongful defamation of the officers and also return the name and designation plates or their values to all the ‘humiliated’ officers.