DIMAPUR, Aug 25 - The Naga Students� Federation (NSF) today said it was disturbed by the reports of stalling of the four-laning works on the National Highway 29 from the Chathe bridge in Dimapur district to Piphema in Kohima district following extortion threats, thefts of vehicles and assault on workers by miscreants.
The NSF appealed to the law-enforcing agencies to provide sufficient security for smooth implementation of the project and also demanded an investigation into the reports of threat and assault.
In a release, the student body said such acts of antisocial elements were �totally unacceptable�. It said that the public and commuters were facing hardships due to the incomplete works on the highway.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called an urgent meeting with top officials of the administration, law and enforcement agencies, and officials of the firm involved in the four-laning works in Kohima on Friday to discuss the issue.
After the meeting, the company clarified that a particular section of workers involved in the project were �affected by the incident�.
The firm reaffirmed its harmonious relations with all sections of the public, local authorities, NGOs, youth leaders, village chairmen and gaonburhas (village headmen). It also lauded the district administration and the police for their support.