DIMAPUR, Oct 30 - NSCN-IM has accused Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of exercising his �muscle power� by harassing innocent Naga people residing in Imphal through raids and arrests without any reason. Ibobi is doing this after the humiliation and failure of his recent venture to Ukhrul due to non-cooperation by the public for his �anti-Naga policies�, it further alleged.
The NSCN-IM, in a release, expressed surprise that under false allegation, one Phaningkhui Kapai, of Paoyi village under Ukhrul district, was arrested by Imphal West Police commandos from Bethany Hotel, Deulaland, Imphal on October 25 by labeling him as an NSCN member and working for kilo kilonser (Home Minister) Ahao Raising. The release claimed that Phaningkhui is neither a member of NSCN/GPRN nor working for the kilo kilonser.
It demanded that Ibobi stop his �communal attitude� towards the Nagas and release all the arrested innocent people immediately.
According to reports, Manipur Police commandos arrested four overground workers of NSCN-IM from the residence of one Ringreingam Ruivah of Fairy Land in Imphal during an operation on Thursday.