Breaking News
Nagaland Post Logo
You are here:  Skip Navigation LinksHome » Show story
FCI employees detained and released
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUL 18 (NPN):
Published on 19 Jul. 2009 12:24 AM IST
Print  Text Size

GPRN/NSCN on Saturday released three employees and one contractor representative of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Regional office Dimapur hours after their detention, from an undisclosed location in Dimapur. While one person was released earlier, the remaining three were released in the presence of DBs & GBs joint forum Nagaland and Dimapur and media persons. GPRN/NSCN said the four were detained “to know the true colours of FCI contract for Manipur” They were detained for interrogation as to why the contracts under FCI has always been awarded to Asui Muivah Firm, owned by brother of NSCN (I-M) general secretary Th. Muivah, for the last 20 years when there were many other qualified contractors and better firms. The GPRN/NSCN said that for the last 20 years no other firm or agency was allowed to tender for the FCI project except Asui Muivah Firm. It alleged that the state police force and NSCN (I-M) activists were present when a tender was floated on September 30, 2008 in the FCI office Dimapur. The GPRN/NSCN further alleged that the documents of other contractors were seized by the NSCN (I-M) excepting those recognized by them. It was pointed out that all these were carried out in the presence of the general manager, MK Gogoi and manager, Bhorot. On that day, the tender box which was to be opened at 1 pm could not be done due to “technical problems” as cited by the FCI officials. However, the GPRN/NSCN said it was later learnt that the contract was again being awarded to the Asui Muivah Firm. The GPRN/NSCN said that it was because of all these misconducts and misuse of public office that it had urged for the cancellation of the contract being awarded and the tender to be re-floated. The GPRN/NSCN clarified that the four persons were not summoned for any ransom but to know if there was any link between the NSCN (I-M) and the FCI contracts in Manipur. Further, the GPRN/NSCN said the four were released, as upon interrogation they were not found to be involved or privy to all the contractual works and therefore not found guilty. It however affirmed to fight back if public office was misused with the powers of the gun. One of the detainees apologized on behalf of the FCI for anything wrong that the authority might have committed. The detainees affirmed to continue to work in the interest of the public. “We have been treated very nicely,” one detainee said and thanked the GPRN/NSCN for their timely release without any harm. The detainees also thanked the DBs & GBs joint forum for acting as the mediator. Meanwhile, the DBs & GBs joint forum Nagaland, convenor, A. Taku Longkumer expressed gratitude to the GPRN/NSCN for keeping their words and releasing the FCI employees without any harm. DBs & GBs joint forum Dimapur, convenor, Pikuto Shohe was also present.

Comments:(0) Login or Register to post your Comment
(Available for registered users only)
More News