Kohima, January 27 (NEx): National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) produced the statement of Mr. Tongai Phom, father of the arrested Mr. Simon Phom to refute the claim of the Assam Rifles (AR) that he is an NSCN (IM) member. The smear campaign of the AR against NSCN is nothing new and this is the same game to put NSCN in bad light, it said.
Earlier, on January 22nd, 2021, a press release from PRO, HQ IGAR (N) informed about the arrest of an NSCN (IM) cadre near Purana Bazaar, in Dimapur along with one point 22 Pistol, ammunition, drugs and cash.
The statement of clarification from Mr. Tangai Phom father of Mr. Simon Phom, regarding the press release from PRO, claiming that Simon Phom is an NSCN (IM), stated and clarified that the alleged is not affiliated & associated with NSCN (IM) in any matter.
The same was told to the concern officer during the time of arrest that he is merely a public and has no connection with the said faction, he stated.