Under pressure from Delhi, NAP men pull out
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 14 2009: At the directive of the Union home Ministry, personnel of the Nagaland Armed Police (NAP), who had been occupying a security post located at jessami in Ukhrul district of Manipur have been pulled out today.

According to an informed source, the Union Home Ministry in an official communique to the Nagaland Chief Secretary issued strong directives to take necessary initiative for vacating NAP personnel from the encroached post.

The Jessami post was actually occupied by a BSF company but after their evacuation on completion of the Parliamentary elections, the NAP unit set up the camp at the said site without informing the the Manipur Govt or getting any permission instruction from the Centre.

As the matter was put up before the Central Government, the Union home Ministry acted swiftly consequently leading to the withdrawal of the NAP men from today, the source said while adding that the Central directive had no mention of the rest house and fishermen rest centre constructed close to the Jessami post by the Government of Nagaland.

The development assumes significance as Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh had stated that no rest house of the Government of Nagaland have been constructed at Jessami.

The Ukhrul DC had confirmed the existence of the rest houses.