New Delhi, September 8
The Centre on Wednesday signed a ceasefire pact with a faction of the Naga insurgent group NSCN led by Niki Sumi, against whom the NIA had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for allegedly killing 18 Indian soldiers in Manipur in 2015.
The peace pact will come into effect from September 8 for a year and more than 200 cadres of this group have surrendered with 83 weapons. A Home Ministry statement said the agreement was a significant step in the Naga peace process and in making the Northeast insurgency-free.
“In fulfilling the vision of PM Modi of an ‘insurgency-free and prosperous North East,’ under the guidance of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Government of India has entered into a ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K) Niki Group,” it read. — PTI