Nagaland: Konyak Union demands the harshest penalties for those responsible for attack on NPF candidate

Guwahati: An important tribal organisation in Nagaland, the Konyak Union, has sharply denounced the assault on Naga People’s Front (NPF) candidate Tahwang Angh, who is running in the next Assembly elections on February 27.

Condemning the act, the Konyak Union in a press statement stated, “The Konyak Union, Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong and Konyak Students’ Union vehemently condemn the heinous act of burning down the Bolero vehicle belonging to Shri. Tahwang Angh, NPF candidate for NLA elections 2023, on the night of 20 February, 2023. We express our deepest sympathies to Shri. Tahwang Angh, and his family for this unfortunate incident committed by the uncivilized miscreants”.

The Union has also called for harsh punishment for the offenders and encouraged law enforcement to apprehend the criminals as soon as possible.

“The Konyak CSO strongly urges the law enforcing agencies to take swift action and nab the miscreants involved in this heinous crime. We demand that befitting punishment be awarded to the culprits at the earliest date. We call upon the administration and the police to thoroughly investigate the matter and to arrest those responsible for masterminding and instigating this incident by playing ‘communal” and “ism” politics”, said the Union in its press release.

Ahead of elections, the Union has expressed alarm over the rise in violent crimes in the state of Nagaland.

“We are deeply concerned about the rising incidence of crimes and the brazenness with which the perpetrators are carrying out their nefarious activities. We urge the authorities to take stern action against those who are seeking to create chaos and mayhem in our society. We also appeal to the people of the Mon dist. to maintain calm and not to resort to any kind of violence or retaliation”, stated Konyak Union in its press statement.
Two persons were kidnapped from the residence of a Naga People’s Front (NPF) candidate and a vehicle was torched in the Mon district of poll-bound Nagaland on February 21.

One person was later released by the kidnappers while an operation was on to rescue the other, said a police official. 

“There was an incident of two persons being taken away from the residence of the Naga Peoples Front (NPF) candidate from Tizit assembly constituency last night,” Mon superintendent of police T Uniel Kichu told media. 

The two persons were not party members but were staying at the residence of the NPF candidate. A vehicle was also torched in the same area where the kidnapping took place, he said.

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