Monday, October 3, 2022

2 govt employees held for collection

In a first, after check gates except at inter-state were removed through a government notification issued on May 19,2022 , police arrested two government employees working under the Geology & Mining (G&M) department on charges of contravention with the government notification for issuing transit pass to four vehicles. Police also seized cash of Rs.20, 900 from the duo that was collected from the four vehicles along with blank challans and a register.
According SP (Crime) and PRO Nagaland Police, the duo identified as-Benthungo Tungoe, S/o Tsudemo Tungoe of Old Riphiyim, employed as Rigman in G&M department and Temsumanen Jamir s/o T. Zulu Jamir of Mongsenyimti village employed as contingent labour under the G&M department.
PRO said that the duo were caught during inspection at checkgate based on complaint filed by ADC Wokha Lankonsen Tsanglao that the inspection team detected the duo violating the government order.
24×7 control room: Police has further reminded public that in addition to existing general helpline No.112, a dedicated mobile Nos-(1)8798881978 (2)8798881979 and email ID: have been placed the Control Room to receive complaints or information regarding illegal collection on vehicles at any check gate or any other location in any part of Nagaland of presence of persons at check gates.
Public may also contact Police whose mobile numbers are available in the ‘Call Your Cop’ mobile App. Police said this App can be downloaded from ‘Play Store’ and information can be shared even via voice mail, WhatsApp, text message e-mail and so on.

Strictly implement order, says NCD

Meanwhile, Naga Council Dimapur has described the removal of check gates as “a bold and wise decision” and urged upon the state government to strictly implement the order. NCD president Etsungmomo Kikon and vice president (admn) Holuto Aye stated that government’s decision has fulfilled the long aspiration and demands of the people of the state.
Stating that the government order included various measures and strategists, which were already in place, NCD expressed confidence that the order would be implemented successfully and bring a big relief to the common people in the state.
It said that the successful implementation of the order not only lay with the government, but also with every civil society, organisation and association/individual. Stating that government would “not come and stand at our door steps of establishments”, NCD said it was now the responsibility of all the colony councils and individuals to control, monitor, keep vigil and bring to the notice of the competent authority of any concern without any hesitation.
Address price rise issue: Observing there was remarkable increase of prices of all essential items in the market with every increase of fuel price, NCD has, however, said despite the recent decrease in fuel rates, prices of all items remained unchanged. Further, in addition slashing down of fuel prices, NCD said the government has already removed all check gates thereby ceasing collection of tax.
Therefore, NCD has urged the competent authority to re-fix the market price of all items and regularly check the price of commodities.