Kohima police nabs four more highway robbers
KOHIMA, APRIL 22
KOHIMA Police has finally cracked down the case involving a series of highway robberies committed along the NH-29 in between Kohima and Chakhabama towards Phek district.
Eastern Mirror in our April 18 issue had reported about the police nabbing two of the accused in the highway robbery. Police sources today said that since January 2014, at least six cases of highway robbery were reported from the area involving three night buses, two private vehicles and various trucks plying along the route.
Sources said learning about the series of incidences, Kohima police had been making efforts to nab the gang of six armed miscreants reportedly involved in these incidences.
As reported on April 19, police made the breakthrough with the arrest of two of the miscreants after a pre-dawn raid at Mitelephe village on April 18 last.
The arrested persons were identified as Teisovesie Rhutsu S/o Macie-o Rhutsu and Rokozutuo Tepa S/o Khasüdi Tepa, both from Mitelephe village. Police recovered 24 mobile handsets, two air guns and other miscellaneous items from their possession.
However, in a continued raid the next day, another two mobile handsets, one air gun and two muzzle loading guns were recovered but four other accomplices also continued to evade police arrest.
Nonetheless, sources said that family members, village elders and frontal organizations of Mitelephe and Mima village produced the four absconders before the police today along with a laptop and 11 mobile handsets.
The four have been identified as Khriesangulie Shunyü and Kevilelhou Shunyü S/o Thepfulalie Shunyü, Zedulhou Tepa S/o Khasüdi Tepa, all from Mitelephe village and Mezazetuo Zepfü-e S/o Thinuosilie Zepfü-e of Mima village.
Meanwhile, Kohima Police has expressed gratitude to the family members, village elders, the Southern Angami Youth Organization, Angami Youth Organization, Angami Public Organization and others who have helped the police to ensure that all the miscreants involved in the highway robbery were arrested in the interest of upholding the law of the land.
Kohima Police also appealed to all the victims of these incidences to report to the North Police Station, Kohima and record their statements and also identify their looted properties.
Five thieves and smugglers nabbed
One person was caught red handed while trying to flee with a stolen Tata Mobile on Tuesday.
Police sources said the accused has been identified as Jackson Raising s/o Solomon Raising of Senapati District, Manipur and was reportedly heading towards Manipur with the stolen Tata Mobile from New Market area Kohima. Two other accomplice involved in the crime are absconding and efforts are under way to nab them, police said.
In another case yesterday, personnel stationed at Phesama Check post arrested two persons identified as Neiphrezolie S/o Khriehulie and Vilievizo Keditsu S/o Thepfüvio, both of Zhadima Village. The persons along with two others moving in a Maruti Alto (NL-01-H-6589) were involved in intercepting a Tata Mobile at Mohonkhola area in the wee hours and snatching the cell phone of the driver.