Security forces thwart an attempt by NSCN (KYA) to harm civilians in Nagaland's Mon district
Guwahati: In a recent incident at Chenloiso, the true face of NSCN (KYA) has emerged wherein they have been indulging in nefarious activities against the local people of Nagaland.
On August 10, the Chairman of Chenloiso had approached Assam Rifle at COB Chenloiso for help in clearing of landslide from the track of Chenloiso-Hydro project.
Assam Rifles company commander immediately gave confirmation for their whole hearted support to the village chairman.
Subsequently, on August 11, a suitable team of security personnel carried out the assessment of the land slide areas along with village Chairman and Gaon Budha. In the meanwhile, a JCB was also arranged by Assam Rifles to expedite the clearance work.
A top official of Assam Rifles said that, on August 12, a team along with necessary tools and JCB swung into action and commenced the clearance of the landslide with the help of local villagers from Kangynu, Wangto and Chenloiso.
In evening, when the villagers and the Assam rifles personnel were returning back together to their locations, three hand grenades were lobbed at them from a height above the dense foliage.
Unfortunately, the grenades landed in front of civilians, out of which two didn’t explode however one grenade exploded causing shrapnel injuries to a 75 years old local Keipa of Kangynu village.
The security forces immediately swung into action and fired a couple of rounds towards the assessed location from where the grenades were lobbed.
The injured local was immediately rushed by security forces to the company base of Assam Rifles, where he was given first aid and stabilised, and further moved to Mon for treatment.
"This cowardly action against locals and security forces while involved in assistance to locals displays that the NSCN (KYA) is desperate since the villagers have denied any support with respect to money or ration to these cadres," the official said.
The security forces rose to the occasion and prevented any further casualty to the civilians besides rescuing them and providing all the necessary medical aid.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)