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Dimapur a ‘transit point’ for militants
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, OCT 25 (NPN):
Published on 26 Oct. 2010 1:05 AM IST
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Commercial hub of Nagaland, Dimapur, has become a transit point for militant groups operating outside the state, police officials have said. This disclosure comes following the arrest of four persons with NDFB links and ten newly recruited NDFB militants from Dimapur and Tizit.
According to police, initially three persons were arrested after raiding a house at Naharbari, Dimapur October 22 midnight. The arrested were identified as one Hoken Mech, Najib Basumatary and Ajoy Masahari. Based on their confessions, another person identified as one Rajib Basumatary was arrested October 24, police said.
During the preliminary interrogation, police discovered that Hoken Mech acted as source person for the group while Ajoy Masahari, recruited recently, had reached Dimapur on October 22 en route to Mon.
Police also informed that Najib Basumatary, an NDFB cadre, had come to Dimapur from Bangladesh for treatment.
He was reportedly working as a labourer. Meanwhile, police said investigation was still on, adding more arrests were expected.
It may be mentioned that acting on specific information, police arrested ten newly recruited NDFB cadres in Mon district while they were entering Nagaland through Tizit inter-state check gate in wee hours of October 22. All the arrested were forwarded to judicial custody.
Recently, some NDFB cadres, who were arrested from Guwahati, confessed that they have been using Dimapur as their hotbed to carry out extortions rackets in Guwahati and various parts of Assam.

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