Army refutes violating ceasefire agreement with NSCN (IM)

November 14th, 2007 - 8:15 am ICT by admin  
Terming the media reports as ‘baseless and misleading’, the Army said that it had received inputs of a scheduled arms deal between some unknown party and KLNLF terrorists and reached there.

When the vehicle with the miscreants, was about to be checked by the security forces, the miscreants opened fire, injuring one Army soldier and a civilian. In the retaliatory fire in self-defence, one civilian was killed and another injured, the Army stated.

The security force also said that the retaliatory firing could not be termed as violation of the ceasefire since the incident took place inside Assam and not in Nagaland. Secondly the man killed and the injured civilians belonged to NSCN(IM), as claimed by media, it confirms the outfit’s involvement in arms smuggling and trafficking to various insurgent and terrorist groups in Assam and Nagaland.

Moreover, the cadres were moving with weapons outside the designated camps, which are a grave violation of the Ceasefire Ground Rules, and is totally against the provisions, therein.

One 9mm sub machine gun, one 9mm Chinese pistol and a few fired cases of AK Rifle have been recovered from the sire of the incident, the Army stated. (ANI)

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