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1 held for impersonation
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAY 8 (NPN):
Published on 9 May. 2009 12:23 AM IST
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A home guard personnel who allegedly impersonated as underground activist and caused terror at TCP Gate locality, Kohima Thursday night was today apprehended and beat up by irate public at noontime. The accused identified as one Veluto Dozo aka Kelhoudei-o, son of late Chiekhuyi of Thevopitsii village, Phek and presently attached with North Traffic Police as constable was apprehended by public in the same locality and beat him up before he was taken into police custody. According to complaint from the public, the arrested along with his accomplice had gone in search of one hotel owner, who was staying in that locality. However, when the hotel owner was not found he barged into one neighbouring house and threatened the occupants with dire consequences. Claiming that they belong to an underground group, the accused and his accomplice also allegedly threatened to shoot anyone who opened the door. Later, the duo after vandalizing whatever was found on their way left the place along with some utensils from the neighbourhood and stashed at a booze joint nearby. It was learnt that the accused fell into the net of an irate public today when he turned up to collect the utensils with the same dress he wore the previous night while committing crime. There were also reports that the tenants of the house, where the utensils were kept, on identifying the person alerted the public in the locality and finally apprehended him. In due course, the accused was rescued by police patrol party at the time when he was taken away by public to hunt for other accomplice. On interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime and revealed that there was his accomplice who had carried a gun. Police later confirmed the identity of the accused as constable in home guard and currently attached with the Traffic NPS. A case has been registered and investigation on, police said.

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