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WVC refutes police assault charges
Published on 16 Nov. 2010 12:52 AM IST
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Wapher village council (WVC) Monday refuted the charges by the Tikhir students’ union (TSU) that 3rd NAP jawans had assaulted 11 Tikhir youths November 5 last. TSU November 8 last alleged that 3rd NAP jawans deployed at Waphure village assaulted 11 Tikhir youths, who were returning from Thonoknyu, November 5 for bursting fire crackers Nov 4 night. It had also demanded action and clarification unit CO on or before November 25. In a written statement released today, the WVC chairman Lakiumong and head GB Torepkiu clarified that on November 5 at around 12:30 a.m., eleven persons travelling in a vehicle (NL-06 A 2821), while crossing 3rd NAP ‘D’ company camp near Wapher village, had challenged the police personnel by throwing firecrackers at the village gate, which was being manned by police jawans. Consequent upon this incident, the NAP jawans halted the same vehicle while returning from Thonoknyu at around 7:30 p.m., to question as to why they had to burst firecrackers at them and threatened the villagers, the WVC statement asserted. “During interrogation, the driver and the handyman might have been slapped by some jawans when they failed to reply in a proper way and the matter was also amicably solved with the intervention of Wapher village council members,” WVC chairman and head GB said. Further, they clarified that no other occupants of the vehicle were assaulted as alleged by TSU. The WVC also “advised” Tikhir students’ union not to destroy the “good image” of Nagaland police by misleading the general public through “false and cheap press statement rather they should advice the people not to make a habit of bursting firecrackers and the like near security zones in future.”

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