NSCN-IM seeks more time
Accuses Ukhrul DC Pankaj Kumar Pal of collaborating with Ningshen and others in killing Dr Kishan and his two staff

Source: Hueiyen News Service / NNN

Dimapur, March 03 2009: The NSCN-IM while reiterating its earlier statement of awarding appropriate punishment to the culprits involved in the murder of Kasom Khullen SDO Dr Th Kishan and his two staffers, has also accused the then Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul Pankaj Kumar Pal and some elements of the NSCN-IM for establishing proximity and notoriety and stated that the Dr Th Kishan and his two staffers murder case has become more complex when new evidences came to light.

Given this situation, the NSCN-IM has sought 15 days more time to complete the investigation.

Making its statement available to Newmai News Network tonight in Dimapur the NSCN-IM said, "Taking serious note of the Killing of Kasom Khullen SDO, Dr Th Kishan and his two staff, and confessed by 'Lt Col' H.Ningshen of Naga Army as his handiwork, the NSCN authorities were awakened to the reality to allow the law of the GPRN (NSCN-IM) to take its own course, in order to award appropriate punishment to the culprits.

Accordingly, the NSCN authorities constituted a Special Enquiry Committee to investigate the matter that has shook the consciousness of the people across.

The Committee was given 4th March as the date for submitting the report to the National Security Council of NSCN.

However, the Committee could not complete the job within the stipulated time as the case turned more complex when new evidences come to light.

As necessitated by the changed situation, another 15 days has been given to the Special Enquiry Committee to complete the investigation.

This is the only option to clean the conscience of all who would like to know the truth of everything that culminated in the gruesome incident," was all the NSCN-IM authority clarified while extending its dateline of investigation into the heinous crime.

The NSCN-IM said that when the head of the district administration indulged in corruption, it breeds corruption of dangerous dimension where the vulnerable lot falls easy prey.

"More dangerous was the collusion that has nothing to do with socio-political interest other than laundering public money.

For quite a long period, the disgraced Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul district has gained certain notoriety as the most corrupted officer in the district.

nfortunately, some like-minded elements within the NSCN organisation established proximity to Pankaj Kumar, DC.

In the sinister game plan of corruption, one thing leads to another as the greed that motivates corruption never bother to care two hoots to the warning bells that were already ringing.

When the SDO of Kasom Khullen was murdered along with two of his staff, it shocked the conscience of the whole state, irrespective of any communal affiliation," the statement added.

It also said that there was mass protest of consciousness-raising, particularly in Imphal Capital and Ukhrul.

NSCN-IM was targeted with derogatory placards, for the beastly manner of killing was committed by one 'Lt Col' H Ningshen of 'Naga Army' who confessed to the crime as the work of his own conscience and nothing to do with the official directives of NSCN-IM authority.

"But caught under such embarrassing situation, the NSCN authority is already at work to make a thorough enquiry sending the message that there will be no leniency when the verdict is passed by the National Security Council, as the law cannot be distorted to save anybody".

"The Special Enquiry Committee that was set up will submit its reports on or before 4th March.

Based on the vital clues emanating from different sources, the circumstantial evidences that developed leave the room very wide open to suspect the conspiracy of Ukhrul DC to the brutal killing of Kasom Khullen SDO," the NSCN-IM statement said.

"The DC called a meeting at his office chamber on February 13. But ssuch meeting was never convened in the past three years.

And moreover nothing important was discussed at the meeting other than his going for leave and a Minister visiting Kasom Khullen.

But within minutes after the meeting, Dr Th Kishan was whisked away right in the eye of the office goers and public in the compound.

DC was even in the knowledge of the SDO being taken away when he met him on the road to Shirui-Langdang village (GREF road) with the vehicle driven by one NSCN cadre Sgt Maj Ashang.

Any responsible officer as head of district administration would have raised an alarm.

Moreover when the wife of Dr Kishan enquired about the whereabouts of her husband, Pankaj hinted to her that her husband could be in the hands of NSCN".

"Pankaj was expected to have shown concern of a father figure.

But he was found turning his head away.

This is a big question that should not be casually overlooked.

The relationship between Manipur CM Ibobi and Pankaj Kumar is also a thing of curiosity.

The closeness goes beyond the official protocol.

The timing of Pankaj taking leave on 13th February is also suspicious enough.

Dr Kishan was abducted on the same day.

When studied from the angle of criminal detective, the mastermind of the whole thing points towards Pankaj, conniving with the ruffians within NSCN and outside NSCN.

The probe therefore cannot treat Pankaj casually if the truth of the whole game plan to eliminate Dr Kishan is to be un-earthed.

There is more than what meets the eye as far as the alleged conspiracy of Pankaj is concerned," the NSCN-IM statement disclosed tonight.

What NSCN-IM Charges?
1. DC Pankaj Kumar has gained certain notoriety as the most corrupted officer in the district.

2. Pankaj Kumar had established proximity with Ningshen and some elements in NSCN.

3. No meeting was held for three years.

But a meeting was called on Feb 13 to facilitate Ningshen and his collaborators to kidnap Dr Kishan.

4. Dr Kishan and his staff were abducted right in front of office goers.

DC Pankaj Kumar came across the kidnapped officer on the road but pretended as if he didn't know what was going on, etc.

"There will be no leniency when the verdict is passed by the National Security Council, as the law cannot be distorted to save anybody" .

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