Manipur Election 2017: NSCN(IM) threaten voters in hill areas

Imphal: Ahead of the second phase Manipur polls scheduled on Wednesday, NSCN (IM), which is undergoing peace talk with the government of India have served threat to the villagers in Naga inhabited areas in Manipur to cast vote in favour of their sponsored candidates, sources said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Cadres of NSCN (IM), which is undergoing peace talk with the Centre have reportedly threatened the villagers of Chandel Assembly constituency to cast vote in favour of an independent candidate.

The villagers have been forced to sign a surety bond prepared and countersigned by the NSCN/GPRN.

The Naga outfit threatened the villagers of dire consequences if the latter failed to cast their votes to the particular independent candidate the outfit is supporting.

Meanwhile, NSCN (IM) have reportedly threatened the villagers of Laiching Minou (polling station no 42/5) in 42-Tengnoupal Assembly constituency that they would take away the voters slip on Tuesday night if they failed to support the candidate the oufit was sponsoring.

The cadres of a Naga militant group ransacked Tousang Khunaou village in Tamenglong and terrorised villagers to vote for Adim Pamei a BJP candidate. Villagers have fled to safer place in nearby jungles. All over fear and panic is on. Security forces are out on to hunt down the militants.

Updated Date: Mar 07, 2017 22:19 PM

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