By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: A day after making strong claims that the ANVC-B cadres were not involved in extorting money from a villager in Goalpara, Assam following which two of the cadres were lynched by a mob, the breakaway faction of the ANVC has reiterated its claims that that the cadres had become unfortunate victims of a conspiracy.
In a statement issued here on Monday, ANVC-B leader Doang D Shira said, “We feel it appropriate to make it known to the public that if any ANVC-B cadre has caused harm to the public than the outfit apologies since ANVC-B never wanted to cause pain to any civilian, be it Garo or non-Garo.”
Shira stated that ANVC-B cadres were not extortionist and killing the cadres in the name of the ‘mob’ and tagging them as extortionists was not a new phenomenon.
He also alleged that the ANVC-B letter head is often used by deserters who form splinter groups to coerce civilians into paying money.
“ANVC-B is not using any pad nor making any demands from civilians and if any attempts are made than the public should report those demanding in the name of ANVC-B to the authorities. Our cadres are not posted to collect money but to collect information and to safeguard certain interests,” Shira stated.
The outfit also made it clear that those who are involved in illegal activities in the name of the outfit would face appropriate action.