SIT on trails of Karbi killers
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 16
POLICE investigation into the murder of nine Karbis, whose decomposed bodies were recovered on January 3 last from Pachaspura area in Chumukedima, is believed to have established some solid leads even as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the case remains confident of making a breakthrough soon.The sensitive nature of the case however entails the police to exercise caution, especially in relation to sharing information about their investigation to the press.
While admitting that they have found some solid evidence, the SIT remained tight-lipped on the nature of the “solid leads.”
The four-member Special Investigation Team – which comprises of DIG (Range) Kohima Liremo Lotha, ASP Dimapur Watichujang Jamir, SDPO Dimapur Relo and OC Diphupar PS Kevisebelie – held another meeting in Dimapur today.
The leader of the SIT, Liremo Lotha told reporters after the meeting that it was too early for the police to divulge any details. “We are working on certain leads, so now at this juncture if we start publicizing all these we have an apprehension that it will jeopardize our investigation.
We are on the job. When we are able to make a breakthrough we will definitely tell you, what is there to hide? We’ll definitely share with you all but now I think it is too early for us,” he said.
Queried on whether the SIT had established the authenticity of the Naga Rengma Hills Protection Force’s (NRHPF) claim that it was behind the killing of the nine Karbis, Liremo simply reiterated his earlier statement that “we are keeping all options open.”
It might be mentioned that the claim made by the (NRHPF) to a Diphu based English daily, that the outfit was behind the Pachaspura killings came just two days after the outfit had denied any involvement in the same case to this newspaper.