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Assault on scribe; Dimapur Police grapples with case
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Mar 25(NPN):
Published on 26 Mar. 2009 12:46 AM IST
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In the aftermath of the March 25 incident, when a reporter of this newspaper was assaulted, by unidentified persons, police are left grappling with the case . The miscreants, had sped away in the metallic grey colored Tata Sumo towards Dillai. Dimapur Police disclosed that entry logged with their Assam Police counterpart at the Dillai gate, showed no Tata Sumo had passed through Tuesday night. Interestingly, the Nagaland check gate near Old Veterinary Quarantine Check Post should have remained closed for normal check on vehicles but remained open. It was reported that the particular police officer in-charge of the check gate has been issued with an explanation call. According to the reporter of this newspaper (Sebastian Ezung), the miscreants spoke in fluent Hindi and all had short hair cut. When the Tata Sumo which had no registration number was speeding away, one of the staff hit the windshield and broke it. The staff vehicle chasing the Sumo also hit it from behind and dented the rear. Interestingly, on Wednesday the same vehicle was seen again in Dimapur with Assam registration plate. There were also around seven to eight persons inside the Sumo. Police on received information late and efforts were on to detect and seize the vehicle. Police sources also disclosed that Dimapur has become a safe haven for various militants from outside and a hunting ground for security and police forces from other states moving in civvies. What Dimapur Police are looking at was the link between any agencies with Tuesday’s assault on the reporter of this newspaper.

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