Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has assured of all possible steps to ensure safety and security of people from Assam as well as people from other parts of the country.
"All possible steps are being taken to ensure safety and security of people from Assam, as well as for those from other parts of the country," the Nagaland Chief Minister said.
In response to his Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi's letter, Zeliang had yesterday said that "it is indeed most unfortunate that such an incident took place, and I have given instructions that all out efforts should be made to bring the guilty to book."
He said the government had instituted an inquiry to go into the details of the entire incident.
"Apart from taking severe action against the guilty, any shortcomings or lapses on the part of the public servants will be dealt with seriously," Zeliang said.
Rape accused Syed Farid Khan was reportedly lynched after being dragged out of Dimapur central Jail on March 5 by a mob, which evoked condemnation from several organisations, tribal and student bodies.
Khan had been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded to judicial custody in the Dimapur Central Jail the following day.
On March 5, a mob broke into the jail, dragged him out, stripped him naked, beat him up, pelted him with stones and dragged him towards the centre of Dimapur town, seven kilometres away.
He died of his injuries along the way after which the mob dragged the body to a clock tower and displayed it.