Nagaland police arrests four persons in connection with Lamhainamdi incident
Arrested persons are currently in police custody
Dimapur, April 3 (EMN): The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Nagaland police probing the March 22 incident at Lamhainamdi village where three persons were killed, has arrested four suspected persons in connection with the case, stated the police.
The suspected persons namely Zheshito Swu, GB of Kiyevi village; Ghosheto Swu, VDB Secretary of Kiyevi village; Vikaho Kappo of Kiyevi village; and Lovito Swu of Diphuphar village were arrested on March 30, according to a press release by the SP (Crime) and PRO, PHQ.
A suo motto case under sections 302/120 B/188/34 IPC R/W 251B/27 (3) Arms Act was registered against unknown persons in the State Crime Police Station (SCPS) relating to the firing and killing of three persons in Lamhainamdi village, a day after the incident took place, it informed.
‘Subsequently, a Special Investigation Team headed by a DIG ranked officer was constituted for investigation of the case. On registration of the case, the team visited the place of occurrence on March 24. The team inspected the scene of crime and recorded the statements of the police personnel posted in the disputed area and also examined and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses to the incident,’ read the press release.
‘On March 25, extensive raid and search operations were carried out by combined team of SIT, DEF, STF and special branch personnel, in the vicinity of scene of crime and neighbouring villages. Following this operation many relevant materials and evidences were collected and seized including empty and live ammunitions of various calibres,’ it added.
The update went on to inform that the arrested persons are currently in police custody.
“During the course of investigation, vital leads having a bearing on the case have emerged and more arrests are likely to be effected in the coming days. More details cannot be divulged now as it may hamper the course of investigation but the SIT in confident of unravelling the case to a logical conclusion,” it stated.
It came amid pressure from various civil society organisations to deliver justice to the victims by arresting and booking the culprits.