Kohima: Following the violent incident at Jalukie in Peren district where people burnt a government vehicle amid a bandh, Nagaland opposition party-Naga People’s Front (NPF)-appealed to the United Zeliangrong Youth Federation (UZYF) to restrain from taking the law in their hands.

The party assured that it empathised with their situation and supported their demand for justice. It urged them not to hamper the investigation process of the law enforcing agencies. It called upon the UZYF to work zealously and maintain peace and tranquillity so that the investigation agencies can carry forward their case smoothly.

The NPF expressed dismay at the pace of investigation regarding the incident that took place at Lamhainamdi village.

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“While it has been ascertained to a degree that the murders took place because of the indifference and complacency of the Government towards impending conflict brewing in the area before the commission of the crime, including the reluctance and inability to act upon its directives, the failure of the Nagaland Government to hasten the investigation has continued to disrupt the normal life of local citizens,” it said.

The party also urged the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to speed up the investigation process so that justice is delivered and normalcy is restored at the earliest.

The party lambasted the government’s lackadaisical attitude towards handling the case accusing it of aggravating the situation.

It reiterated its appeal to the state government to look into the case with utmost sincerity, book the culprits, and deliver justice to the victims within a time frame period.

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