NSCN-IM on Monday refuted the report of PRO (Defense) Assam Rifles apprehending two NSCN cadres from the general area of New Camp in Mokokchung district, terming it baseless and a motivation to put the outfit on the wrong side of ceasefire ground rules that governed both the NSCN and security forces.
It may be mentioned that PRO (defense) Assam Rifles released the information of apprehending two NSCN cadres along with two weapons and live ammunition which they described as “war-like stores”. The arrested cadres are Sergeant Major Imkongtiba and Sergeant Major Pamthing, the NSCN-IM stated in a press release.
The release further clarified that they were arrested along with a civilian without any weapons and documents in their possession. The civilian was carrying one kartoos (SBBL cartridge) for hunting, it stated.
This kind of fabricated news by Assam Rifles is tantamount to willfully committing lies to deceive the people (public) to tarnish the image of NSCN as going against the ceasefire ground rules, added the release.
Condemning such, the NSCN-IM said that such fabrication by PRO (defense) targeting NSCN had happened numerous times in the past exposing the AR’s ruthless and dishonest manner of dealing with NSCN that is in ceasefire and political talks with the government of India.