CS, DG in Delhi for talks
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 07: Following the summon by the Union Home Ministry, Chief Secretary Jarnail Singh and DGP AK Parashar reached Delhi today, where intensive discussion is scheduled to be held tomorrow with the Union Home Secretary VK Duggal.

The meeting will focus on the economic blockade underway as well as the active support and participation extended by the Naga Students' Federation to the ANSAM sponsored economic blockade.

The meeting will also discuss the developmental works being taken up by the BRTF on the Imphal-Jiribam line in the backdrop of the economic blockade.

Security coverage on NH-53 to enable the free flow of freight trucks as well as to accelerate the developmental works taken up along this route will figure in the talk with the Union Home Secretary.

The meeting will also focus on the need to ensure that essential commodities are available to the people as well as fuel for trucks to transport the goods.

Towards this end, officials of the Food Corporation of India, officials of the Ministries concerned and top officials of oil corporations are expected to take part in the meeting tomorrow.

Top ranking civil and police officers from Nagaland have also been summoned to Delhi to talk things over with regard to the economic blockade.

The meeting will come ahead of the proposed visit of VK Duggal to Imphal to over see the situation here.

New Delhi is also expected to talk with the State Government over the issue amid talks that Governor SS Sidhu has made a veiled attack on the decision of the Chief Minister to declare June 18 as a State holiday, which precipitated the current impasse.

A few days back, Home Minister Shivraj Patil had assured the Lok Sabha that the security force would be pressed into service to ensure that there is no disruption to the free flow of goods.