Reports being circulated on the media said that Neiphiu Rio had recently been summoned and questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The NDPP, Nagaland clarified that the chief minister was “never summoned nor questioned” by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till date.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspndent
Drawing attention of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) on the “false news” being circulated through the medium of some electronic, print and social media that Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, had recently been summoned and questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the NDPP, Nagaland, has clarified that Rio was “never summoned nor questioned” by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till date.
In a clarification note issued by the NDPP Media and Communication Committee, stated that such malicious “false news” have been fabricated and spread by unscrupulous elements whose sole intentions are to damage the image of the chief minister and defame his name and the office he occupies.
The NDPP, Nagaland, while vehemently condemning the “malicious act” of tarnishing the name and image of Neiphiu Rio, regarded as one of the “tallest leaders” the state has produced, it also stated that such act (s) of maligning the name and image of any person, let alone a chief minister are highly “unacceptable and unbecoming” in our society and must be condemned by every right thinking citizen.
NDPP Media and Communication Committee has conveyed to the people of Nagaland that all legalities are being put in place in order to identify and apprehend the culprits immediately in order to book them under relevant laws.