Mokokchung Press Club (MPC) after a long wait finally received a letter from the Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung C.M Tsanglao on April 17 evening stating that the ‘district administration willingly own responsibility’ for the condemnable act of IRB jawan in regard to the incident of April 14. However, DC has expressed displeasure over the authority in-charge in handling the issue.
The DC is a letter has tendered apology to “the aggrieved Editor of Eastern Mirror”.
In regard to the reply letter from the DC, the MPC Saturday held a meeting where the contents of the letters were discussed thoroughly and further decided to write a letter to the Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung. MPC has questioned why the district administration was yet to identify the erring IRB jawan and initiate action when the district administration could “willingly own the responsibility for the condemnable act of the IRB jawan.” The MPC also wondered why the apology was tendered to the “aggrieved Editor of Eastern Mirror” when the assault was actually meted out to a member of the MPC, the correspondent of Eastern Mirror here at Mokokchung. The MPC also questioned why the action against the erring jawan was yet to be initiated since the incident happened in front of the ADC Mokokchung; for which the ADC has admitted herself in front of DC Mokokchung, President Ao Senden and President AKM when the MPC members went to the DC Mokokchung to submit the ultimatum on the night of 14 April. In the light of all these, the MPC have expressed displeasure upon the authority in handling the whole issue and has considered it as an insult to the fourth estate.
Meahwhile, All Nagaland Taxi Association Mokokchung Zone informed that IRB personnel responsible for the assault of a driver on April 14 at Imkongmeren Sports Complex was suspended from his job. The Association, in a release issued by President Noklem Jamir and general secretary L. Saku Imsong, stated that the suspension order of Constable A. James Ovung No. 12993 of ‘B’ Company 12 IR was received by them with a forwarding letter from Ao Senden.