Kohima, January 12 (NEx): A rejoinder has been issued by the NSCN (IM) on the arrest of four (4) NSCN cadres for alleged attempt to hijack a vehicle near New Medziphema and clarified that the incident has nothing to do with vehicle hijack attempt as given out by the Nagaland state police press release.
The NSCN clarifies and said, ‘Apropos the news item that appeared in the media dated January 10th, 2021 regarding the arrest of four (4) NSCN cadres for alleged attempt to hijack a vehicle near the New Medziphema area on National Highway 29, this is to clarify that the incident has nothing to do with vehicle hijack attempt as given out by the Nagaland state police press release’.
NSCN stated that, there were dark shadows that loom at NH-29 and those are the people involved in illicit drug and arms business.
Further, the outfit said that as per their intelligence, one particular party inimical to Naga interest was entering Dimapur with illicit drugs and other illegal items. Those four NSCN cadres were dispatched to identify and deal with them (the party) accordingly, it stated.
NSCN regrets that the police developed a misconceived notion that the NSCN members were attempting to hijack the SUV vehicle and said, ‘What transpired between the police and the SUV occupants by setting them free after focusing their attention on NSCN cadres? This is a serious question the police should come out with the answer’, it added.