Abdul Kayum Talukdar was asked to settle the case. But he repeatedly ignored their calls and refused to meet the Nagas. Out of desperation to settle the case peacefully Naga Army personnel were entrusted with the task of bringing Abdul to Hebron, says NSCN (I-M).
National Socialist Council of Nagalim or the NSCN (I-M) has rubbished a news report by a state newspaper headlined “2 arrested for kidnapping New Market GB” and clarified that the incident referred to had “nothing to do with kidnapping New Market GB”.
In a press note, NSCN (I-M) instead stated that the case was related to “cheating by New Market GB Abdul Kayum Talukdar, a resident of Khatkhuti, Assam.” “In Khatkhuti, Assam, a group of Nagas had bought plot of land, about 100 bighas.
As normally done they have entrusted the plot to some Muslims as care- takers(tenants) On 1st week of September, 2023, the Naga owners of the plot along with Abdul Kayum Talukdar went to the spot to inform those Muslim tenants that they should vacate the land as they are going to dispose of the land”, said the press note.
The outfit said that “the Naga-group land owners” along with prospective buyers went to check the land to take measurement. The tenants while getting to know that the land owner along with the buyers were around, got “very agitated and countered them with deadly arms telling that Abdul Kayum Talukdar has sold the land to them and they are not going to part with the land come what may. Somebody was also heard threatening Abdul on phone not to allow the land to be disposed off”.
NSCN (I-M) claimed that the original “documents(patta)” are with the Naga group. “Later on, the Naga group called Abdul to settle the case. But he repeatedly ignored their calls and refused to meet them. Out of desperation to settle the case peacefully Naga Army personnel were entrusted with the task to bring Abdul Kayum Talukdar to Hebron. He was just picked up and they were on the way to Hebron. He was not blind-folded nor his hands tied”, said NSCN (I-M).
On the way, when IRB stopped them for checkup, Abdul played “his game again to tell the IRB that he was kidnapped”. ” Cheating by Abdul Kayum has also revealed his actual identity as habitual cheater with many Nagas as the victims of fraud in his hands. More serious revelation is how Abdul Kayum Talukdar who is a bona fide resident of Khatkhuti, Assam, was made the GB of New Market, Dimapur”, claimed NSCN (I-M).