Nagaland

Assam Rifles Doyapur Outpost Legitimate; Issues Rebuttal to NSCN (IM) Allegations

Security Forces Issues Rebuttal to allegations by NSCN (IM)

Kohima, April 12 (NEx): The Assam Rifles issued a rebuttal to allegations by NSCN (IM) and said it has levelled malicious allegations against the Assam Rifles and demanded for removal of Doyapur outpost, through articles in various media on April 10th, 2021.

The AR in it’s letter stated that it is rather strange that the NSCN (IM) raise such allegation against a legitimate Assam Rifles post at Doyapur which has been carrying out it’s bona fide task in that location for over two years and raises the question of the ulterior motives of the complainants. It said that Doyapur Post plays a key role in providing a secure environment according to the
wishes of the local populace, and the government.

To further buttress the fact, AR claimed that the Post is situated at around six (6) kms from Hebron camp, far beyond what is stipulated in the Cease Fire Ground Rules. It also noted that the various initiatives by the Post, also in conjunction with the civil administration, have contributed in adding value to the lives of residents of Doyapur and its neighbouring villages.

The AR in it’s statement advised the NSCN (IM) to refrain from their constant attempts directed at discrediting security forces to have a free hand in running its unlawful activities in the area. It also said that AR is mandated to carry out operations to ensure peace and order, and prevent any violation of ceasefire ground rules by any faction, and will continue to do so.

Further, the AR clarified that the operations are always conducted with all COVID protocols in place and that it has been carrying out numerous programmes towards helping the populace in combating the pandemic, and said that the allegation of wilfully jeopardizing the people is preposterous and misleading.

The AR affirmed that they remain committed to being the sentinels of peace and tranquillity in the region, and will continue to operate against any faction which vitiates the security environment.