Kohima, June 27 (NE): Nagaland Governor R.N Ravi through a scathing four page letter dated June 16, 2020 reminded of his constitutional obligations for law and order in the State under Article 371A (1) (b) of the Constitution of India. Following the reminder, intensive action has begun on the ground.
According to various reports received by NagalandExpress, twenty one (21) persons were arrested and one (1) killed in the last 8 days in connection with extortion in Dimapur and Kohima.
Among the total arrests reported, Dimapur Police has arrested 10 persons in connection with extortion in different cases between June 20 – 27, 2020. Kohima police has arrested 6 persons in different cases, one person killed in a scuffle with Kohima police and Assam Rifles in two joint Operations with Nagaland police has arrested 6 persons from Dimapur on June 24 & 25, 2020.
Governor Ravi, came down heavily on the government for its unresponsive law and order situations in the State. Since the time he took over as Governor, after 10 months of close observation, Ravi stated that the law and order in the State has collapsed. While mentioning the top State machineries in his letter, he expressed regret that his advice to restore the law and order in the State at the political and bureaucratic level has gone unheeded.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Police held a press briefing on Friday, June 26, 2020 on police and security forces action against various underground factions, particularly with reference to extortion and measures taken to curb extortion by the state police. They appealed the people to come forward and assist the police to tackle the menace of extortion.
Perhaps the letter to Chief Minister has given an indication that, Governor is in Nagaland with a serious mission under the guidance of the central government. It needs to be seen how things will turn around in the State in the days to come.