PRESS RELEASE, the 29th April, 2023: Rejoinder to the AR’s Statement on 28/04/23


Ministry of Information and Publicity


Oking, the 29th April, 2023

The NSCN/GPRN, UT (Union Territory) finds it necessary to clarify the statement of the Assam Rifles of falsely accusing NSCN/GPRN for abduction and kidnapping for ransom which appeared in various print media and news channels. Therefore, in order to set the record straight for any misconception by the general public by their fabricated stories, the NSCN/GPRN, UT would like to place on records the detail of why they were detained at the UT Correction Cell.

  1. Mr. Huvito detained on the 13th April, 2023 for Loan fraudster.
  2. Mr. Raj Kumar Das & Mr. Raj Kumar Gupta detained on the 21st April, 2023 for possessing Illegal SP capsules (15000 pc approx.) and approx. 100 kg of ganja.
  3. Mr. Mulutayo detained on the 25th April, 2023 for loan fraudster.
  4. Mr. Piyar Ali detained on the 27th April, 2023 for possessing 2 soap cases of drugs (heroin).
  5. Mr. Akito Kiba detained on the 27th April, 2023 for documents forgery.

The above stated details are all taken up at the interest of public. The UT Office considering the rampant growth of drug users among young Naga people especially between the age group of 15 to 25, find it necessary to curb it at the earliest possible which have now spread even to the remotest villages.

The second group of people that were detained at the UT Correction Cell are frequent monetary fraudsters where they have a record of duping people on multiple occasions and still continuing to cheat people using fake land patta and buildings where most of the victims are poor innocent widows and orphans who are socially of low status and are unable to fight for their own right. Their complaint letter addressed to our Office can be viewed by any concerned person (s).

The NSCN/GPRN, UT will continue to hunt for any anti-social element such as suppliers of drugs and other harmful chemicals which are trying to uproot young Naga generation of their career and life and any elements trying to sabotage the unblemished and noble cause is questionable and unacceptable.

The NSCN/GPRN, UT also appeal to law enforcing agencies including the Assam Rifles to nab inter-state drug traffickers and bring them before the law if they really wanted to rescue people rather than focusing only on rescuing drug peddlers, fraudsters and criminals.

It is also pertinent to point out that there will be no issue if AR perform their duties professionally and stop allowing illegal drugs to flow into Naga areas. History has taught us enough of how illegal drugs like opium was used by the colonial powers to colonize people for which we Naga people should be aware and be more prudent to fight against such insidious design.