NSCN (I-M) has taken serious note of the “unprovoked action” of the 13 Assam Rifles who raided and ransacked the house of Chakhesang Central Administrative Officer, Venehu Vese at Pfutsero town on January 18 in deliberate violation of the cease-fire ground rules.
The NSCN (I-M) said it would not hesitate to respond in a befitting manner as deemed necessary by its government if the Assam Rifles continued with their present trend.
According to a statement issued by the MIP, NSCN (I-M), the Central Administrative Officer (CAO) and his bodyguard were physically harassed by the 13 Assam Rifles without any provocation.
The Assam Rifles seized two country made 3.2 pistol with four magazines, one handmade carbine with one magazine which were meant only for the CAO’s personal guard and safety from unforeseen dangers, all region documents along with six TR books meant for House tax and Live Census tax endorsed and issued by the “Kilo Affairs” and cash amounting to Rs.20,000/-, it stated.
The NSCN (I-M) questioned the “habitual intentions” of the Assam Rifles which it said have become almost a “daily occurrence” in total contravention of the mutually accepted cease-fire ground rules.
“Ironically, something was seen to have gone wrong with the Assam Rifles in the region which ever remains the same that could jeopardize the hard-earned peace in Nagalim” the statement said.
Meanwhile, issuing clarification in connection with the arrest of two NSCN (I-M) members in Pfütsero town January 18 last, the Assam Rifles today said the activists were apprehended while they had gone to collect “tax” in Pfütsuro town. Inspector General Assam Rifles (N) Public Relation Officer (PRO) further said that Assam Rifles did not break any cease fire ground rules.