NSCN-IM wants seized weapons back

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Kohima, Nov 14: The Isaac-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim(NSCN-IM) has asked the Central Government to release arms and ammunition seized during the cease fire period of 1997.

Sources today revealed that the demand was put forward by the representatives of NSCN-IM, led by its Cease Fire Monitoring Cell (CFMC) Chairman, 'Brig' Phungthing Shimrang, during the monthly closed door meeting, comprising representatives from the Central government and NSCN-IM, held at Dimapur yesterday.

The threadbare meeting also reviewed the ongoing situation vis-À-vis on the implementation of the Cease Fire Ground rules, sources added.

Discussions were also held on the recent arrest of V Tuccu, a senior NSCN-IM functionary at Netaji Subhash Chandra Boss International Airport at Kolkata; recent clash between the NSCN-IM and ULFA outfits in Mon district; and establishment of NSCN-IM notified camp at Sukhalu village in Zunheboto district.

The meeting was also marked with heated discussions especially on the implementation of the ceasefire ground rules and the present factional clashes between the warring factions and growing tension among the general populace throughout the state.

Representatives of the outfit, led by its Chairman CFMC-NSCN(IM) Jt Secretary Among Yimchunger, state government additional chief secretary and Commissioner T N Mannen, IGAR(N) Maj Gen K S Sethi, Director General of Police(DGP) J Changkija and other high ranking CRPF and State officials were present in the meeting that was chaired by Lt Gen(Retd) K V Kulkarni.


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