Nagaland: Security Forces Arrest NSCN Cadre; Seize Banned Items
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Nagaland: Security forces arrest NSCN cadre; seize banned items

By EMN Updated: Sep 05, 2020 7:54 pm
Four arrested persons with the seized contraband items.
Four arrested persons with the seized contraband items.

Dimapur, Sep. 5 (EMN): Security forces have claimed to have arrested one active cadre of NSCN (K-NK) from Burma Camp, Dimapur, during an operation on September 4.

A defence release stated that the cadre was arrested by the combined team of the security forces along with Nagaland police representative basing on specific intelligence inputs. The joint team recovered one .22mm pistol with magazine, four live rounds, three detonators, three extortion slips and one GPS.

The report also stated that the arrested person along with recovered items was handed over to the East Police Station, Dimapur, for further investigation.

In a separate incident, security forces confiscated a huge consignment of contraband items coming from Manipur to Dimapur on the early morning of September 4 while checking vehicles near Piphema on National Highway–29.

Assam Rifles personnel
Assam Rifles personnel assist the public in clearing the Khongjiri-Lopfukhong-Mimi border road in Kiphire district.

A defence report stated that the security forces intercepted two trucks carrying 120 bags of Vietnamese poppy/ opium seeds and arrested four persons. The total cost of the recovered contrabands was estimated at INR 1.44 crore.

It added that the arrested persons along with the seized contrabands were handed over to Custom Preventive Division officials.

In yet another incident, security forces seized huge quantities of illegal liquor and arrested one person from 7th Mile area in Dimapur on September 3.

The accused person has been identified as Dilber Hussain (19) and a resident of Model village in Dimapur. Security forces recovered 90.8 cases of Rum and Whisky, 38 cases of Can Beer worth approximately INR 10.38 lakh from his possession. The troops also recovered one Kukhri and a cash of INR 21.28 lakh.

The arrested person along with recovered items was handed over to Chümoukedima Police Station, Dimapur, for further investigation, the report stated.

In an unrelated programme, Kiphire battalion of the Assam Rifles assisted the villagers in restoring Khongjiri-Lopfukhong-Mimi border road on September 3 and the 4th, which was disrupted due to numerous landslides.

It stated that the road, the only lifeline for the residents of the border villages including Lopfukhong, Mimi and areas further south, was cleared for resumption of traffic

The prompt response from the Assam Rifles personnel was appreciated by residents, the report added.

By EMN Updated: Sep 05, 2020 7:54:22 pm
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