Basic secretary of the rebel group NSCN(IM), Th Muivah, has been hospitalised in Dimapur, official sources knowledgeable late on Saturday evening.
Nagaland well being officers have neither denied nor confirmed the media report that the chief of the armed group examined constructive for Covid-19 two days in the past.
Th Muivah and different leaders of the rebel group had come to Dimapur to attend a vital assembly on the Naga political difficulty with the core committee of a parliamentary panel. The committee includes all 60 MLAs and two MPs of Nagaland.
The NSCN-IM, the biggest rebel group within the northeast, has a ceasefire with the centre. It has held about 80 rounds of talks with the centre since August 1997 and Th Muivah has been main the delegation.
A safety official mentioned that the 87-year-old was admitted to the Referral Hospital in Dimapur late on Saturday night. He added that the NSCN-IM chief’s situation is regular and his oxygen saturation stage is round 93 per cent.
A big contingent of safety personnel have been on guard exterior the personal hospital in Dimapur, the second main metropolis of Nagaland after state capital Kohima.
The central authorities has been individually holding the peace talks with NSCN-IM and eight different outfits that got here collectively a couple of years in the past underneath the banner of Naga Nationwide Political Teams.
Following an almost year-long impasse over the problem of a separate flag and structure, the rebel group mentioned earlier this 12 months that the Naga political discuss groups are again on the desk. It had then mentioned the negotiations would proceed underneath the 2015 settlement signed by the centre and NSCN(IM) to pave the best way to a ultimate answer to the Naga difficulty.