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IMPHAL | Aug 11 : Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has informed that there was a gun fight on August 7, at around 7 pm at Khumji- II (Lukhambi) near Longmai Village under Noney district between NSCN-IM group and ZUF in which a former NSCN-K cadre, namely, Gaibungpao alias Abung, Rajo Peyu, who had defected to NSCN-IM, was killed.
A release signed by secretary, information and publicity, A. Dangmei alleged that NSCN-IM cadres who are stationing in the village have been creating lot of problems and caused insecurity for the people. The Hebron camp had deputed so called Special Task Force (STF) numbering around 40 to assist the stationed cadres in carrying out maximum anti-social activities in Zeliangrong areas, it said.
They have been involving in extortion of huge amount of money from different companies and agencies that are executing mega projects, imposing a huge amount of illegal tax from all vehicles plying on the National Highway- 37 and collecting tax from the general public in the name of Naga political movement, the release further alleged. However, the collected money is being used in construction of luxurious houses, buying lands in different cities and purchasing vehicles, it maintained.
“The ZUF has decided to flash out the NSCN-IM from the Zeliangrong areas so as to keep the Zeliangrong from the bondage of the NSCN-IM,” the release stated.
The wild imagination and baseless allegation of the NSCN-IM that UNLF supply
AK-47 rifles to ZUF or the fabricated story Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) shows their complete desperation, it said. The old habit and unpopular tactics of the NSCN – IM accusing the ZUF of colluding with the Indian Security Forces particularly Assam Rifles in order to cover up their defeat and weakness whenever they suffered miserable is now well known by the general public, it informed.
The release further said that the ZUF extends its revolutionary arm to all the Zeliangrong cadres who are by mistake serving in the NSCN-IM to quit and return to the mainstream to avoid any kind of confrontation among the Zeliangrong brothers. The ZUF is inconsolable for all those precious lives of Zeliangrong people who had lost their life due to divisive policy of the NSCN-IM therefore, it is not too late to realise the deceiving policy of the NSCN-IM, it added.~IFP