The NSCN (I-M) on Saturday disclosed that a Lt Col of the Indian Army’s Signal regiment along with 16 personnel were detained and interrogated for about half an hour for violating ceasefire ground rules by moving towards its Council Headquarters Hebron on November 2 at around 4.30 p.m.
According to organization, the officer was identified as Lt Col Mohd Zabiulla (Army No 64304) of Signal Regiment at Zakhama.
It said the convoy was moving in four gypsies on its way from Rangapahar to Jalukie by using the route towards CHQ Hebron.
According to NSCN(I-M), the column was stopped at the check gate near Hebron by Naga Army personnel, having been alerted about the movement of the Indian Army convoy.
On interrogation, the Officer and personnel of the Signals had claimed they had been following instructions given by passersby and had no idea that they were to cross the CHQ of the NSCN/GPRN.
The NSCN (I-M) has termed the incident as a ‘total negligence on the part of the Indian Army’ which led to trespass on a sensitive area such as the ‘doorstep of the CHQ of the GPRN’.
It said the entire convoy was cautioned about their trespass and set free in good faith after the Army men ‘admitted their serious mistake’.