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DHD-N claims firing by rival

Guwahati, Oct. 12: The Dilip Nunisa faction of the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) today lodged complaints with Dispur and Delhi, alleging that the Jewel Gorlosa faction of the DHD had opened fire at one of their camps at Maibong around 11 last night. It also lodged a complaint with Maibong police this morning.

“We have already informed Delhi and Dispur. It is a slap on the face of the government,” Nunisa said at a news meet this morning and gave the government three days, starting last night, to take appropriate action. “Otherwise we will launch an agitation,” he said.

The two DHD factions had signed a memorandum of settlement with the Union and state governments on October 8. The Telegraph had today reported the continuing differences between the two factions despite signing the MoS together and the fear among people about peace returning in such an environment.

Nunisa claimed that DHD (J) “deputy commander-in-chief” Daniel Garlosa fired eight rounds as the car he was travelling in passed the DHD (N) camp. The outfit’s “commander-in-chief” Niranjan Hojai and publicity secretary Phaiprang Dimasa were also travelling in the vehicle, the DHD (N) leader added.

Nunisa said he had called up the DHD (J) and they said they were taking action. He did not whom he spoke to but said “Jewel Gorlosa has to take responsibility”.

He said the camp that was fired upon houses 265 cadres. “They are armed with light machine guns and other sophisticated weapons. What would have happened had they retaliated? Everything would have been over.”