GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF NAGALIM
Ministry of Information and Publicity
Oking, the 17th April, 2023
Apropos the news item dated the 17th April, 2023 based on press release of PRO (defense) Assam Rifles apprehended two NSCN cadres, namely, Sergeant Major Imkongtiba and Sergeant Major Pamthing from general area, New Camp, Mokokchung district along with two weapons and live ammunition which they described as “war-like stores”, NSCN is constrained to counter this news as baseless and motivated to put the NSCN on the wrong side of ceasefire ground rules that governed both the NSCN and the Indian security forces.
To put the incident straight, they were arrested along with one public (civilian) without any weapons and documents in their possession. The public was carrying one kartoos (SBBL cartridge) for hunting.
This kind of fabricated news by the Assam Rifles is tantamount to willfully committing lies to deceive the people (public) and to tarnish the image of NSCN as going against the ceasefire ground rules.
Such a fabrication by the PRO (defense) targeting the 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.