Appeals law enforcing agencies to take ‘strong action’
Dimapur, September 13 (MExN): The Nagaland Press Association (NPA) has condemned the manhandling and threat to life on the driver (a non working journalist) of Nagaland Post while on duty on September 12 by miscreants near Kandinu village under Tseminyu.
The NPA appealed to law enforcing agency and the authorities concerned in the said jurisdiction to take strong action against such unlawful activities and miscreants.
A press release from the NPA informed today that the vehicle carrying daily newspapers to other districts was waylaid by miscreant(s) “for reasons best known to them.”
According to the Association, after the vehicle was stopped, the miscreant(s) demanded to be dropped till Wokha. However, when the driver refused to take them aboard the vehicle, one person tried to snatch away the vehicle keys and pull out the driver. As the driver resisted, the miscreant(s) verbally abused and threatened to kill the driver if they ever saw him plying along the area, claiming that it was their area.
“This is not the first incident on drivers plying along the same route by a group of miscreants. When the media fraternity is carrying out its duty to serve people, such incidents act as a direct threat to the fourth estate,” maintained the NPA.
Thus, the Association appealed to the law enforcing agency to step up security along the highway and at the same time appealed to the village authorities along the highways to ensure safety of those traveling on a regular basis.