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Police refutes GVC claim
Published on 24 Jun. 2011 12:26 AM IST
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Refuting the claim of Ghowoto village council (GVC) that “encroachers” from Jalukielo village escorted by IRB personnel had fired upon Ghowoto villagers, published in local dailies June 23, the Dimapur police Thursday said the allegation was “far from the truth”.
Face off between Ghowoto village, under Dimapur district and Jalukielo village, under Peren district erupted June 22 supposedly over a land dispute where road developmental works were underway.
Terming the claim of GVC as “unfounded and false allegations” against security forces who were deployed to prevent untoward incidents from taking place as a result of simmering tension in the bordering villages, Dimapur police PRO, in a statement, clarified that IRB personnel stationed at Kakiho on learning of firing incident rushed to the area to take stock of the situation and to prevent further escalation of the problem between the two sides.
“The arrival of IRB personnel prevented the situation from taking a serious turn and prevented in loss of life and property,” the PRO said.
On allegation that on June 14, the “encroachers” had abducted six persons from howoto village while working in the fields and that IRB posted at Kakiho did not take any action when the matter was brought to their notice citing the said dispute did not fall under their jurisdiction, the Dimapur police said the claim
was a result of misinformation and a sign of lack of incident sharing on GVC’s part.
The police said on June 14, the IRB stationed at Kakiho were not informed of the abduction by Ghowoto villagers. But on learning of the incident from Kakiho villagers the IRB personnel rushed to Ghowoto village to take stock of the situation, police said.
“On arriving at the village the security personnel were informed by villagers that all six abducted have reached home safely and that the problem was over,” PRO said.
According to police, the IRB personnel returned back to their station after meeting the villagers and finding that situation was normal.
Reiterating to all responsible that security forces have been deployed to maintain normalcy of law and order and to prevent loss of life and property of the villagers irrespective of the parties involved in the dispute, the police said such “unfounded and false allegations” without any iota of truth should be restrained by all concerned.

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