ENPO meeting with CM inconclusive

Morung Express News
Kohima | June 17

The three-member Judiciary Inquiry Committee (JIC), which was constituted to probe into the May 26 Tuensang fiasco, submitted its report on Tuesday evening. However, no information on the content of the report has been released as of June 17.

Following the submission of the report by the committee, a closed-door meeting was held today at the Chief Minister’s official residence in Kohima with the leaders of the Eastern Naga People’s Organisation (ENPO).

After today’s meeting, Deputy Chief Minister, Yanthungo Patton informed that no concrete decisions were arrived at. “JIC has submitted their report, but we have not seen the report which was received last night (June 16). After going through the report by the Chief Minister and others, the Cabinet will sit for a meeting at the earliest,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to sources, ENPO leaders have reportedly submitted a representation to the Home Commissioner seeking the findings of the JIC report to be revealed before June 19. A copy of the representation has also been sent to the CM, the source added.

Stating that a verbal disclosure of the report will not be accepted, the ENPO is reportedly seeking a ‘black and white’ copy of the JIC report. The CM reportedly assured the ENPO leaders that the Cabinet meeting will be held within ‘a day or two,’ after which further decision will be taken.

While ENPO leaders have reportedly agreed with the decision, sources informed that they have requested the Chief Minister to hold the Cabinet meeting and settle the issue at the earliest.