TODAY -
Nagaland Govt not to bow down to UG threats
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Imphal, March 03 2009: The Nagaland cabinet while asserting that it cannot be cowed down by the threats from some underground factions, has asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to carry out the task of investigation into appointment of a huge number of bogus teachers in the Nagaland School Education Department.

The Cabinet in its meeting held on Monday in Kohima seriously viewing the threats against two top bureaucrats and the head of the SIT (Vigilance) by some underground faction asserted that the Government cannot be cowed down by such threats and assured to provide all the back up support to the team.

The State Government had constituted a Special Investigation Team of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption wing to investigate various anomalies and irregularities in the appointment of bogus teachers during the period 2007-08 and 2008-09.However in the process of investigation, some leaders of UG factions had reportedly warned not to carry forward the case while also warning of dire consequences against the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner School Education and DIG (Vigilance).

The SIT was constituted to investigate the modus operandi of the bogus appointments through fraud- ulent means or through misinformation with the motive to appoint candidates without posts available.

Dimapur police solves Dhar murder case; arrests four murderers: Almost after five months of thorough investigation, Dimapur police have managed to solve the gruesome murder case of Prasanjit Dhar, a businessman whose mutilated body was recovered from Tea Estate, Borolengri on October 19, 2008. Sources today said that four persons, including an NSCN-IM cadre and a suspended police constable were arrested on February 6 and 18 from Lotha colony, Dimapur in this connection, however the mastermind of the whole episode is still evading arrest.

The accused have been identified as Subin Mandal alias Robin, a medical representative by profession, Sujit Saha, a salesman and who was paid handsomely for revealing vital information, Amon Tarao alias Amos 'ss sgt' of NSCN-IM from Chandel district of Manipur and E.Libemo ali-as Ango alias Kalia, a police constable of INT Dept, suspended in 2002 and had already served 1 year in jail.

As per their confessional statements, police said the accused admitted to their involvement in kidnapping and murdering Dhar and they revealed that after kidnapping Dhar on October 16, 2008 from his residence at Lhomithi Colony, he was taken to Lotha Colony.

On February 17, they called up Dhar's family members and demanded a ransom of Rs.2 crore for his safe release.

This ransom demand was made to the family members while the culprits were commuting clandestinely in a vehicle, making it impossible to track their move- ments.

Dhar's family was unable to meet the ransom demand, subsequently leading to the murder of Dhar by the accused.

The accused also stated that it was masterminded by one John K Akhan reportedly and he is still absconding.

Police recovered one M20 pistol with 7 live roun-ds, one magazine, one 9mm pistol with 4 live rounds, one magazine and one .32 pistol with 5 live rounds and magazine and three sophisticated knives of Burmese made.


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