Assam Rifles reiterates position on alleged harassment of lady IPS officer

KOHIMA, JAN 30 | Publish Date: 1/30/2020 12:26:06 PM IST

The Assam Rifles has termed the issue of press release and statements by various organizations on the alleged harassment case of lady IPS officer which is still under investigation by Assam Rifles as well as Police unfortunate and unwarranted stating that the case is under detailed investigation through a staff court of inquiry ordered by Assam Rifles as also investigation by State Police. 

A press statement by the PRO ( Defence) stated that it further brought to the notice of all concerned that the media coverage on the reported incident on  January 20 and the photograph of the lady IPS officer shown in uniform with a local editor appeared without any preliminary investigations.

The Assam Rifles alleged that  due to mounting “false propaganda and prejudicial involvement of various organizations without knowledge of the case, it issued a press release  to bring out the facts of the case to reassure the general public. 

The Assam Rifles have maintained that the dignity of the case has been ensured by not releasing the photographic & video evidence to media and it will be shared only with investigating agencies & court, as and when required.

 The release informed that appearance of advocate on behalf of the Jawan to MSCW on January 27  to facilitate the legal procedure was also done in spirit to honour the institution and bring the facts to its notice.

The release said statements like “Assam Rifles should be removed from Manipur”, “PVCP Khudengthabi should be closed” & “Handing over of Assam Rifles Post to State Forces” in the media by certain organizations clearly bring out the aim of ultimate narrative being propagated by vested parties. 

The release said that statement of various organizations that Assam Rifles had issued the press release despite investigation in progress is incongruous.

The Assam Rifles also reminded that prevention of smuggling of narcotics has been a focus area of elected governments and it has  therefore been a mandated task of the Assam Rifles. 

It asserted that to save Manipur youth from the menace of drugs, total dedication by Assam Rifles has led to the recovery of over Rupees 500 crores of drugs and contraband items in the year 2019 alone. 

The AR alleged that some  vested parties benefitting directly or indirectly from smuggling especially drugs therefore have been demanding the removal of Assam Rifles post from NH-102.

The press release by PRO (Defence) stated that PVCP Khudengthabi is the only post of Assam Rifles on NH-102 where the checking of incoming goods from Moreh is being carried out with the help of modern infrastructure purchased by Ministry of Home Affairs and that the inconvenience and delay caused is understandable but checking is required in the larger interest of the nation and Manipur. 

The Assam Rifles further assured that efforts to further reduce the inconvenience to public is already underway for the past few months wherein proposal to install full body vehicle scanner, portable X Ray scanner for vehicles & widening of road gets completed.

 The Assam Rifles reassured all concerned that Assam Rifles is also committed to provide all possible support and cooperation in the investigation and bring out facts of the case under independent investigating agencies so that action on erring individual on the either side should be taken. 

Assam Rifles also conveyed its gratitude to the general public and various organizations which reposed faith in the commitment of Assam Rifles towards people of Manipur and the  nation, the release added.

Launched on December 3,1990. Nagaland Post is the first and highest circulated newspaper of Nagaland state. Nagaland Post is also the first newspaper in Nagaland to be published in multi-colour.

Desk:+91-3862-248 489, e-mail: Fax: +91-3862-248 500
Advt.:+91-3862-248 267,



Join us on

© Nagaland Post 2018. All Rights are Reserved
Designed by : 4C Plus