Kohima: Hundreds of students and residents in Tuensang joined a protest organised by the Confederation of Chang Students Union (CCSU), on Saturday, seeking the removal of Tuensang Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Nigam on multiple grounds.

The student body also served a 24-hour ultimatum to the state government to transfer the police officer, saying that the relationship of the officer with the tribal apex organisations in the district implies ‘a grave dereliction of his duty.’

In the ultimatum addressed to the Director-General of Police (DGP), the CCSU said that Nigam’s ‘principles and execution of power’ has brought a disparity contradicting the traditional ethics and morality.

It also expressed dismay over the ‘failure’ of the officer to provide ‘requisite security personnel and discourteous withdrawal’ during the recently-held Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) general conference.

The student body also claimed that on September 2, the police officer had ‘physically assaulted one of his constables using tribal identity’ which shows the ‘tyrannical rule’ of the officer. It added that the victim was later made to repair the ‘accidental damages’.

When contacted, Ben Langpong, CCSU vice president told EastMojo that about 300 students and tribal leaders took part in the ‘silent’ protest. He informed that the four-point ultimatum was submitted to the deputy commissioner of the district.

As the CCSU demanded an immediate response from the state government, it said that in case of any ‘untoward situation’ if the government does not respond to its demand within the stipulated time, it will not be responsible.

Further, Langpong informed that the CCSU will not negotiate or accept any apologies on the matter.

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