Ministry of Defence
ZOMI RE-UNIFICATION ORGANISATION / Zomi Revolutionary Army
12th Jan, 2019
The allegation made against me and the Organisation’s activities by Mr. Thangkhanlam @ John Mate are FALSE. The fact about the incident is given below :-
1. On 10th Jan, 2019 we received an information from our reliable source that Calvin H and Khupthang sent Mr. Thangkhanlam @ John Mate to collect taxes among New Bazar area vendors and shop keepers. They also issued small arms to threaten or kill anyone who refused to pay tax. We acted accordingly and apprehended him at Red Cross Road, New Bazar with one .32 pistol and 3 live bullets which was issued by Mr. Khupthang as per his statement.
2. We are also shocked to learn that, he is not only sent to collect tax, but to assasinate the newly assigned Vice President, ZRO/ZRA Pu Kamlalmuan @ Kenneth Muan. After executing the said mission which he was been assigned by Mr. Khupthang, he is directed to deposit the issued unlicensed Pistol to Markson Kom.
3. He was released safely unharmed after his verbal and written assurances that he will discontinue his anti-party and illegal activities.
4. His Wife, Niangngaihlian expressed her sincere gratitude to the Organizations for his safe release during our custody. She also mentioned that she is been coerced to lodge an FIR by Mr. Calvin H. and Khupthang.
5. The Organisation, anticipated and not surprised by the false, baseless and bold allegations made towards the Organizations to which some vested individuals practiced and habituated since the past several months. Filing of FIR against the Organisation surprised none and it has become the order of the day. This is nothing but trying to serve and please someone who are in the helm of power. The Organisation feel no pinch and ready to face any eventuality. Targeting and attempting to tarnish any Zomi worker only sharpen and remind our commitment which we took loyalty even not to spare our parents, wife , children in case if they work against the Organisation.
We like to re-iterate the appeal already issued by the Organisation to any civilian or association not to meddle with the internal problems of the Organisation. It is disheartening to learn that Calvin H erected bunker creating fear psychosis to the civilians. He also engaged 4 civilian (including John Mate), 3 ZRA cadres and 4 HPC(D) cadres to provide round the clock security using the arms he seized from the Organisation. The civilians as well as HPC (D) cadres are hereby informed to stop their activities failing which the Organization shall not be held responsible for any unwanted activities.
Town Commander, ZRA