Friday, February 15, 2013

Rahul assures early solution to Naga problem

Kohima: AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi today assured of an early solution to the decades old Naga problem, which would be 'honourable and acceptable' to all sections of the people.
The UPA government at the Centre is sincere towards resolving the Naga political issue. "The UPA government will try all avenues to find a settlement to the Naga issue at the earliest so that peace can be ushered in the state for all round development," he told public rallies in Mon and Tuensang.

Lashing out at the Naga Peoples Front(NPF)-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland(DAN) government for failing to deliver in the past 10 years of its regime, Gandhi said that enough funds had been pumped in the state for development, but nothing has been done and funds were pocketed by the people in power.

He urged the people to vote for the Congress and see the changes it brings to the people.

The future of the Naga people is bleak due to rampant corruption and bad governance by the DAN government and their present 'pathetic condition' is due to the governance of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, he said.

Backward districts need more development, he said and claimed that Rio had developed the backward areas "only through papers and lip-services."


Manipuri terrorist held in Delhi

New Delhi: A 30-year-old Manipuri terrorist was arrested here for committing robbery and theft, police said Thursday.
"Abbas Khan was arrested from Shakarpur area in east Delhi on a tip off from Manipur police Wednesday," said a police officer.

Khan was the self-styled fighting commander of the outlawed People's United Liberation Front. He was also found to be involved in as many as 12 cases of murder and abduction cases in Manipur.

Manipur Police were informed about his arrest, an official said.

Khan shifted base to Delhi in 2008. He lived in rented accommodations in Kotla Mubarakpur, Mahipalpur, Jamia Nagar, Ashram and Maharani Bagh, all in south and west Delhi, police said.

He was earlier arrested by Delhi Police in June 2010 for alleged involvement in vehicle theft in the city and forgery of documents of the stolen vehicles, said an officer.

He remained in Tihar Jail till March 2012. Thereafter, he was presented in a court in Manipur but he later managed to flee from there, police said. Khan's father was a worker of another banned terrorist outfit in Manipur and was killed in a shootout with security forces at Samurao in Imphal West, police said.