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NSF, SKK condemn kidnapping
Published on 14 Dec. 2010 1:10 AM IST
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Naga Student’s Federation (NSF) and All Sumi Student’s Union (SKK) have strongly condemned the kidnapping of two Jorhat-based businessmen from a hotel in Dimapur on December 8 by six arrested persons that included Dimapur Naga Students’ Union speaker Tokato Achumi along with two activists from GPRN/NSCN.
Expressing appreciation on the efforts of the police, NSF general secretary, O. Wati Jamir urged upon the law enforcing agencies to strictly monitor such anti-social activities. The NSF expressed disappointment over the involvement of a student leader who it said has brought ‘dishonour’ to the students’ fraternity. It asserted that the accused needed to be penalized without any prejudice irrespective of his position. The NSF also strongly denounced the involvement of Naga national workers in such anti-social elements who, it said have been “mounting scale” of extortion, demands and threats by unscrupulous methods. NSF strongly cautioned the administration of the Naga political groups involving in such anti-social activities so as not to create an atmosphere of uncertainty in the minds and desire of the Naga people.
Meanwhile, the SKK also vehemently condemned the kidnapping of the two businessmen and urged the authorities to award befitting punishment to the culprits. SKK president. Abeto L. Shohe said such activities especially involving responsible student leaders should be strongly denounced by all organizations.
Business community lauds
The entire business community of Dimapur has lauded the police for the arrests made in the kidnapping case of two Jorhat-based businessmen, Jewel Hazarika and Gopal Rathi. The business community led by Dimapur Chamber of Commerce along with Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association, New Market Business Welfare Community, Hongkong Market Business Community, Hotel Union, Bakery and Restaurant Union, Naga Entrepreneurs Union, Petroleum Union and All Nagaland Private Bus Union have urged the police and the administration to book the culprits under such strongest acts so that they would not be bailed out and commit further crimes in the society.
DCC president, Kasheto Yepthomi, NMDA president, Ato Yepthomi and Business Community of Dimapur secretary, Basu Damani in a joint statement reiterated that kidnapping for ransom should be considered equivalent to murder case and that life time imprisonment should the most befitting punishment to such criminals.

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