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Tuensang returning to normal; curfew relaxation from today

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By EMN Updated: Feb 21, 2015 12:36 am
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Principal Correspondent
Kohima, February 20

Situation in Tuensang town is limping back to normalcy with the district police force strengthened. Above that the Assam Rifles personnel are continuing area domination to ward off movement of armed miscreants.
Police sources from Tuensang said that there has been round-the-clock vigil by joint team of security forces.
Sources also said considering the suffering of the general public because of the imposition of curfew for the last six days and subsequent improvement in the law and order situation, the district administration has decided to relax it for three hours each on Saturday and Sunday.People will be allowed to move out to purchase essential commodities from 10am to 1pm in these days, sources added.
Sources added that the district administration is strictly monitoring the situation and therefore appealed all concerned citizens that police be informed of any movement of armed miscreants and suspected persons/vehicles in and around the town.
Such activities and act of violence shall not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against such persons, it added.
Sources also informed that on Wednesday, a joint team of Police and IRB personnel along with the district administration conducted search operation in the various colonies of Tuensang town and seized IMFL and local rice brew which were destroyed in the presence of magistrate.
IRB personnel on patrolling duty arrested one person identified as Yanzang Chang (25) s/o Lt Kechingkhum of Sipongsang village and a resident of Old Medical Colony, Tuensang and recovered one country made .22 pistol and three live rounds from his possession. The arrested person has been booked under Arms Act in Tuensang police station and necessary investigation has been taken up, sources said.
Meanwhile, police sources informed that the IGP (Range), Nagaland and the DIG (Range), Dimapur visited Tuensang and held security co-ordination meeting with the district administration, Paramilitary forces and Police on Wednesday.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 21, 2015 12:36:26 am