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Dimapur blank firing incidents: Police arrest 3 persons

By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2021 8:38 pm

Dimapur, Oct. 28 (EMN): TheDimapur police have arrested three persons in connection with firing incidents at several locations in the city on Wednesday.

An update from the office of Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, informed that three cadres belonging to the NSCN (K) Nikki group, namely Nikato Pilot Sumi (31), Supervisor CFSB, SS. Kilonser; Awang Konyak (28), SS. Sgt Major; and Wahkoi Konyak (28), SS. Sgt were with huge quantity of arms and ammunition within two hours of last firing incident.

The West Police Station received information on Wednesday that some unknown miscreants fired at three different locations — Nepali Basti, Residency Colony and Notun Bosti — between 1:25 am and 1:38 am, based on which a case was registered.

The police informed that another incident of firing by unknown miscreants was reported from Landmark Colony at around 6:30 pm on the same day, following which another case was registered at the West Police Station.

“During investigation, team collected intelligence in the area and gathered the information. The route was analysed and CCTV footage of cameras was obtained. On analysis of CCTV footage and statement of eye witnesses, a search operation was launched to catch the suspected white Bolero used by miscreants,” read the update from police.

“Consequent to swift Cordon and Search operation, suspected vehicle was located, chased and 3 (three) accused were arrested with huge quantity of Arms and Ammunition within 2 hours of last firing incident reported,” it added.

Taken serious note of incident — NSCN/GPRN

Meanwhile, the NSCN/GPRN said in a press note that it had taken serious note of some of its members being involved in the “blank firing” incident in the heart of Dimapur town on Wednesday.

“At a time when the entire Naga family eagerly await the long-desired and cherished dream of a decades old solution to the Indo-Naga conflict being resolved, such incidents may have caused some sort of a trauma and confusion in the minds of the Naga people,” read the note from the group.

“However, NSCN/GPRN has undertaken the task to unearth the circumstances that led to the incident involving one of our top functionary and residents of the area where the incident happened and that a thorough investigation will be done to bring the case to a logical conclusion.

“While redressing our expression towards any inconvenience caused to the residents through the incident, NSCN/GPRN assure the Naga people that peace is paramount and we will stamp our assertion towards efforts to achieve the aspirations of the Nagas through peaceful means. NSCN/GPRN also condemns any incident that vitiates the peaceful atmosphere brought about through tireless efforts of all stakeholders in the Naga peace process,” it added.

By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2021 8:38:11 pm