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Rio asks Gogoi to help trace CDPO
Published on 12 Jun. 2010 12:37 AM IST
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State chief minister Neiphiu Rio has urged upon Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi to instruct law enforcement agencies to carry out all measures and help to ensure the safe return of kidnapped CDPO Mr T.Sashi Jamir.
While expressing deep concern over the incident, Rio in a message to Gogoi said the CDPO was kidnapped on June 5 and that those involved have demanded a ransom of Rs.50 lakh for his release from family members.
The Nagaland chief minister informed Tarun Gogoi that the victim, Sashi Jamir is an senior person suffering from high blood pressure and diabetic and supposed to be under constant medical attention. Rio also said that the victim’s family members were not “in any position” to pay such an amount demanded as ransom.
Acknowledging that Assam police was in the process of investigating the matter, Rio requested Gogoi to use his good offices to instruct the law enforcement agencies in Assam, to undertake all possible steps to ensure the safe return of the kidnapped victim.
Initial police report had stated that the victim went missing while traveling to a place in Assam on June 4. It was reported that both Sashi and the driver were untraced though the vehicle was recovered by Assam Police on June 6.
Unions appeal
Meanwhile, the CANSSEA has expressed deep concern and anguish over the abduction of CDPO Sashi. Stating that victim was “a very obedient, sincere and humble officer of the state” besides a member of CANSSEA”, the association president Dr. David Sema and general secretary Vekho Vero, in a joint press release said the abduction of a mere government officer was a serious threat to social life and a mockery on civilized society.
Further, condemning the dastardly act of kidnapping, the CANSSEA urged upon the state government to take necessary step with its counterpart to find whereabout of the missing officer and his driver soon. It also appealed to the authority responsible to bring to book the culprits forthwith.
Naghutomi Union Dimapur Area (NUDA) expressing shock over the abduction has appealed to responsible persons for his early release. The union has also appealed to all its members to support the victim and his family through prayers.
In another communiqué, the Ao Senso Telongjem Dimapur (ASTD) also expressed dismay over the kidnap. The ASTD said despite appeals made thorough media, the victim has not been released nor any information of his well being communicated by his captors to his family. The Telongjem also said that the victim, who has a history of health complications, should not be held captive for such a long time. It appealed to kidnappers to release Sashi and the driver at the earliest on humanitarian ground.
It also cautioned that in event of any untoward incident in this connection, the perpetrators would be solely held responsible and that Telongjem would take necessary steps to bring justice.

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