Govt. wont tolerate ceasefire violation by Naga groups: Chidambaram

February 3rd, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Kohima, Feb 3 (ANI): Union Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram on Tuesday warned that violation of the agreed ceasefire by Naga underground groups would not be tolerated at any cost while asking the Nagaland Govt and security agencies to strictly enforce the truce terms to create a congenial atmosphere.
Home Minister Chidambaram was paying a visit to Manipur and Nagaland to review security condition in the northeast.
“Violation of the agreed ceasefire by Naga underground groups will not be tolerated. The state government and security agencies have been asked to strictly enforce the ceasefire to create a congenial atmosphere,” said Chidambaram, who is making his second official visit to the northeast since taking charge as Home Minister of the country.
Chidambaram reviewed the security scenario at a meeting attended by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and the State Home Minister Imkong Imchen, other ministers, senior police and paramilitary officials at the Chumukedima police complex near Dimapur.
Asked whether he was satisfied with the review of law and order in the state, Chidambaram said, “One cannot be satisfied with the situation in Nagaland, but one can hope for a better (situation).”
Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan also met Chidambaram, who arrived at Dimapur from Imphal after reviewing the security scenario in Manipur, official sources said.
In the morning, Chidambaram reviewed the overall law and order situation in Manipur
In Imphal, Chidambaram met Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and was briefed on the situation by security officials including DGP Y Joy Kumar, the sources.
He held a security review meeting at the State secretariat with Ibobi Singh and other senior officials in view of the intensified counter insurgency operation in the state. (ANI)

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