Zeliangrong United Front accuses NSCN-U of amassing wealth through extortions

Zeliangrong United Front accuses NSCN-U of amassing wealth through extortions

Imphal, December 5 2020: The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF)alleged that the armed militant group NSCN-U operating in Zeliangrong areas are gathering support and amassing wealth through extortions and taxes collected in the name of ZUF.

The ZUF condemned such alleged misuse of its name by the NSCN-U stationed in Zeliangrong areas. The ZUF shall get rid of all that destroys the peaceful development and progress of the people, the release added.

Statement further said that despite several warnings, the NSCN-U continues to collect illegal taxes, torturing innocent Zeliangrong public and kidnapping Government employees and contractors for ransom.

The statement added that the ZUF, on 4 December, attacked an NSCN-U camp near Longjang (Thangal) village and in the operation, a ZUF cadre Thaigonglung Pamei passed away after injuring two NSCN-U cadres.

The ZUF stated that it will continue further intensive operations till the NSCN-U vacate their camps operating in Zeliangrong areas.

The front added that the villagers, organisations or any individuals giving shelter, accommodation, rationing and patronizing the NSCN-U in Zeliangrong areas will be strictly dealt with.

The ZUF also stated that they will remain faithful in their effort to defend and safeguard the historical, cultural and indigenous rights of the Zeliangrong people.