Imphal, March 16,
Coming to the rescue of the two NSCN-Cadre arrested by the Assam Rifle on charge of kidnapping a woman in Chandel area, Chandel Naga Peoples Organisation (CNPO) said that the woman identified as Kh. [email protected] was arrested by the NSCN-IM cadre from Thamla Khuren for interrogation on March 13, 2019 as she was suspected to be drug trafficker.
The CNPO statement said that as per the clarification Issued dated 15th march 2019 by the Thamla Khuren Village Authority she was into this unlawful activities of drug peddling for the past many years and habitual offender against Society and humanity.
It added that the woman was habitually involve in anti social activities and was repeatedly warned to distance from her wrong habit to safe guard the youths from drugs menace, She was picked due to her arrogant behaviour.
“The Civil Society Organizations of Chandel strongly disagreed to the report against NSCN(IM) cadres as kidnapper. In fact, the NSCN(IM) having received Information about drug trafficker in the vicinity of Thamla Khuren Village near PalIel bazar arrested Kh.Peilin @ Gracy for Interrogation to exposed the involvement of influential persons harboring the unlawful Activities”, the CNPO statement said.
The statement further said that before she could be release her associate had reported to the Indian Security Forces and in the ensuing circumstances, the NSCN(IM) Cadres relented to the 18 Assam Ruffles without any firing incidents for respecting the agreed Ceasefire ground rules between GoI and NSCN(IM).
“That, expressing our concern to eradicate drug menace and drug abuse, appreciate the NSCN(IM) for taking measure to prevent any anti social activities in the district. In this regard the Chandel Civil Society Organizations advocate any actions to reprimand any drug trafficker for sensitizing drug free environment”, the statement said.
The CNPO appeals the government of India to support any exercise to sensitize the society from drug menace. The statement also urged the authority representing GoI to advice the security agencies in the North East Region to maintain operational agreed Ceasefire ground rules.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]