Patton visits disputed area; appeals for peace, tranquillity

Patton visits disputed area; appeals for peace, tranquillity
Y Patton being briefed by police officials during his visit to disputed site on Tuesday. (Dy.CMO media cell)
DIMAPUR, SEP 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/10/2019 11:05:44 AM IST

Deputy chief minister, Y Patton, Tuesday visited the disputed area between Lamhainamdi village and Kiyevi “B” (Khehoi) village bordering Dimapur-Peren districts and appealed for peace and tranquillity within the areas.

According to Dy CMO media cell, Patton, who is also minister in charge of home and road & bridges (R&B), stated that status quo should be maintained at all cost as government was serious over the matter and has already set up a cabinet sub-committee to assess the situation. He said the committee would have a seating on September 12, 2019.

The deputy chief minister said that the point of demarcation during the creation of Peren district should have been done to avoid such situation. He stated that additional police forces would be deployed at the disputed site which would be monitored by PHQ, Kohima.

The deputy commissioner (DC) Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, apprised that when Peren district was upgraded, Dimapur-Peren district boundary demarcation was not defined clearly due to which disputes arises out of claims and counter claims. He stated that concrete decision has to be taken at the earliest.

Director general of police (DGP) Nagaland, T John Longkumer, requested the cabinet sub-committee to speed up the process of assessing the situation. DGP assured that the law in the area would be maintained with neutral force controlled by PHQ and immediate setting up of camp.

He also said that the state government was serious on the issue and the cabinet had approved the sub-committee headed by minister for health and family welfare Pangnyu Phom. 

DGP assured that the department has the strength to control the situation and would deploy additional forces in all areas. He said the department was taking the issue seriously keeping in mind that no loss of life should occur. He also appealed to all the stakeholders not to take law in their hands.


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