GPRN/NSCN on recent incidents

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 20 (MExN): The GPRN/NSCN has stated that it will demand the “unconditional release” of all its members booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for arms possession if Isak Sumi, allegedly from NSCN (Khaplang), is released from the Dimapur Central Jail where he is currently lodged.

A press release from the MIP of the GPRN/NSCN claimed today that the said Isak Sumi had “master-minded” a number of incidents in Dimapur, Kohima and Zunheboto where people and business establishments were threatened with death and bombs. Sumi, according to GPRN/NSCN, is in the Dimapur Central jail “for possession of multiple arms from Zunheboto.”

The MIP quoted the example of an IRB personnel sustaining bullet injuries in a shoot-out at a BOC near Chandmari, Kohima, three years ago. Then, a bomb was thrown inside a jeweler’s in Murgi Patti, Dimapur, injuring two people, where one died. In Zunheboto district, three criminals were “rescued at gun-point,” noted the MIP, from the district jail on October 29, 2013, resulting in the suspension of three police personnel. “There are numerous incidents which occurred, pertaining to the same group of people while nothing is being done about it,” stated the GPRN/NSCN.

The MIP, while stating that “such kind of repeated offenders should not be let off scot-free,” also said that “If the district administration and the law enforcing agencies releases Mr. Isak from its custody, GPRN/NSCN shall demand immediate release of all the civil and military members who have been booked under NSA for mere possession of arms. GPRN/NSCN reiterates unconditional release of all its members booked under NSA for arms possession on the day of Isak’s release from Dimapur Central jail.”