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NSCN (I-M) cadre held
DIMAPUR, Apr 22 (NPN):
Published on 23 Apr. 2010 12:21 AM IST
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One NSCN (I-M) cadre identified as “sgt” Khanding Tangkhul along with four persons were apprehended by security forces from Singrijan area Thursday around 1:30 p.m., sources said.
A country made 9 mm pistol along with three live rounds was also recovered from his possession.
Giving details of the case, the sources said one Maruti gypsy, in which five occupants including the cadre were traveling, was intercepted by security forces during regular checking of vehicles in Singrijan.
On frisking the vehicles, the SF personnel found that two of the occupants were badly bruised. Suspecting some foul play, further checking was conducted and in the process one 9mm country made pistol was recovered beneath the seat. On further inquiry, the NSCN (I-M) cadre revealed himself and disclosed that he along with two of his accomplices (civilians) identified as one Moyothung and Akhuve Angami Tuesday had picked up two persons identified as Kughato Zhimo and Tsacho Sangtam for their alleged involvement in extortion related activities.
The duo, he said, were taken towards Patkai college area, where they were badly beaten up, and that while on their way to Hebron, they were apprehended by the security forces. All the arrested were later handed over to Diphupar police station. However, Kughato Zhimo and Tsacho Sangtam were released on bond.
Meanwhile, Dimapur police Thursday arrested three persons from Purana Bazaar area on charges of illegal collection of taxes. The arrested were identified as one Daniel Aye, Boto Aye and Vikhogha. Staff Reporter

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