Cease Fire Supervisory Board under the chairmanship of Maj. Gen (retd) Jacob Eppen Kochekkan held its 47th meeting with representatives of the GPRN/NSCN, government of India and government of Nagaland Saturday at Rhododendron hall, Chumukedima Police complex.
After coming out of the meeting, CFSB supervisor GPRN/NSCN C. Singson described the meeting as “very positive” where few agendas were discussed.
Asked about the purpose of the meeting, Singson disclosed that the meeting approved the request of the GPRN/NSCN for two designated camps in Mon and Zunheboto districts and formal approval awaited from the government of India.
On the “Supra State” offer widely reported in the media, Singson said the GPRN/NSCN was not aware of it .He however said, in view of confusions over the reports, it was required that the NSCN (I-M) leaders clarify the matter.
He said when the GPRN/NSCN joined the reconciliation spearheaded by FNR, it was aware of the talks between the government of India with the NSCN (I-M).
He said the GPRN/NSCN had urged the NSCN (I-M) to suspend talks as they should be between the government of India with Nagas.
However, the NSCN (I-M) did not understand, he said. On extortion, kidnapping and rape cases, he said the GPRN/NSCN was “very serious” about them. He said that extortion from their side has come down to “low level”. He said the issue was discussed in past meetings which his side took it seriously.
He said the GPRN/NSCN has decided to do “something” to control the situation. He said crimes such as extortion, rape and kidnap caused concern for Nagas as these were quite unknown in the past.
Additional chief secretary and commissioner Nagaland, Banuo Z Jamir, L. Thechamo Lotha (ADGP), Maj. Gen. BS Das, Col. Rajwant Sing, Sandeep Datta, (DIG CRPF), G. Rengma (SO) and assistant to chairman (CFSB) Shokum Yimchunger.
GPRN/NSCN group was led by Singson along with Jack Jimomi, Yimto Yim and Kideon V. Zhimomi.