GUWAHATI, Sept 18 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to initiate immediate measures to deploy Sashtra Seema Bal (SSB) as a neutral force in the affected villages along the border.
In a letter to the Home Minister, Gogoi apprised him about the prevailing situation and the need to rehabilitate the displaced persons at the earliest.
�Delay of the return of the displaced persons to their homes may aggravate the law and order situation in the State. Sooner the people return to their villages, the better it is for maintenance of the law and order situation,� the Chief Minister said.
In this connection he also pleaded for issuance of necessary suitable directions to the Government of Nagaland and SSB authorities for ensuring early return of the affected families from the relief camps, said an official press release here this evening.
Expressing serious concern over the presence of Nagaland Armed Police in some of the villages in the disputed area belt, the Chief Minister requested the Home Minister to intervene for the withdrawal of the Nagaland Armed Police personnel from these villages immediately. �The presence of Nagaland Armed Police has caused panic among the people and they are reluctant to return to their homes. It is necessary that Nagaland Armed Police is immediately withdrawn from the villages,� the Chief Minister said.