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Organisation threatens 'action' against Naga Govt

TMPO has threatened to "take its own course of action" after the Govt failed to meet two of its demands in connection with a shooting incident.
None | By Newsfile, Dimapur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2005 10:21 PM IST

Nagaland's Tuensang Mon Public Organisation (TMPO) has threatened to "take its own course of action" after the government failed to meet two of its three demands in connection with the September 15 shooting incident near Silonijan, Assam, in which a Naga person was killed and another seriously injured, when security personnel of a civil servant assaulted the passengers of a bus allegedly in a drunken state.

The TMPO in a memorandum to the state home minister had demanded immediate termination from service of ADC Mokokchung, Khalong and his bodyguards involved in the shooting incident, along with ex-gratia payment of Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin of the victim and a government job on "compassionate grounds" to a relative of the deceased. This, the organisation had demanded was to be done in addition to meting out "befitting punishment" to all those who were guilty, as per law.

However, according to TMPO, the government has so far conceded to only one demand by appointing the victim Peter Yimchunger's wife as a police constable. A press release issued by the TMPO said the alleged district administration officer "became a murderer when he issued firing orders to his bodyguards resulting in the killing of Peter Yimchunger and injuries to some other passengers they were travelling in to Tuensang".

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