The secretary (law & order) of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), Khekuto Jakhalu, termed a report, which has appeared in a section of local dailies, on Sunday, over two NSCN (IM) cadres attached to him, being arrested on charges of kidnapping a trader, as “phony” and “unsubstantiated, unjustified”.
According to media reports, two NSCN(IM) cadres, attached to Jakhalu, had kidnapped Subash Kumar Jain, the proprietor of Amar Agency, a garment shop at MP Road here.
Jakhalu also stated that the allegation has been “erroneously levelled” against him.
The NSCN (IM) secretary clarified that his boys, who have been arrested, were sent by him “to call Subash only for enquiry” on complaints received from various quarters.
Khekuto also clarified that as per complaints received by the Crime Cell of the outfit, he had called Subash for enquiry and “left him after a while.” He also claimed through the rejoinder that following a detailed enquiry, Subash had willingly admitted that he was using “misappropriated price tags to sell Rs 70 MRP goods for Rs 100”.
The rejoinder further stated that they later discovered to their “utter surprise” that an FIR was lodged by one Rongsen, ASI, East Police Station, Dimapur.
The NSCN(IM) leader also alleged that on thorough inquiry, they found that all “these fraud, cheating and daylight robbery” was carried out under the shelter and protection of a police official based in Dimapur who is “handsomely paid on monthly basis.”
Khekuto asked the cops to check the CCTV footage to ascertain whether the proprietor of Amar Agency, Subhas, was dragged into a car as reported or if he had willingly got into the car. He claimed that Subhas was “formally called for enquiry”.