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SP Dmu hopeful of cracking abduction case
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Dec 12 (NPN):
Published on 13 Dec. 2010 12:28 AM IST
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SP Dimapur Zekotso Mero has expressed optimism that the remaining suspects involved in the kidnap and ransom of two Jorhat-based businessmen on December 8 would be arrested within two or three days.
It may be recalled that two Jorhat-based businessmen on a trip to Dimapur, were abducted from their hotel room by a gang that also included two girls. The main conspirator,reportedly the speaker of the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union assembly Tokato Achumi along with two activists of the GPRN/NSCN,two girls and a driver were arrested the next day at Dimapur after releasing the captives and receiving the ransom amount of Rs.10 lakhs.
Mero said that Dimapur police raided several houses of some student leaders but that none were traceable till the time of filing this report.
He also said that the police have asked parents of the wanted student leaders to have their wards surrender to the police.
Mero said the identities of all the wanted suspects was known and they would be arrested if they fail to surrender to police.
Asked about the ransom paid by the family members of the victims, Mero said that Rs.10 lakhs were paid for the release of the duo out of which Rs. 1.25 lakhs was recovered on Saturday from the procession of the Dimapur Naga Student Union (DNSU) speaker Tokato Achumi.
SP Dimapur expressed confidence that the remaining sum of the ransom money would be recovered after the arrests of the suspects.
DNSU shocked by arrest
Meanwhile, DNSU president Medovoi Medeo and general secretary Mhachio Lotha, have expressed shock over the arrest of DNSU speaker Tokato Achumi in the December 8 kidnap and ransom case. While lauding the Dimapur Police for ‘cracking the kidnapping case’ the two have also strongly condemned “all illegal activities”.
The signatories also assured all sections of society and in particular, the student community, not to lose faith in the union irrespective of the post or designation held by any member found involved in any illegal activities. They said the union will take necessary action against those involved in such activities as per the constitution of the DNSU.
WSSU condemns
Western Sumi Students’ Union (WSSU) has condemned the kidnapping of two Jorhat-based businessmen at Dimapur on December 8 by six persons including a student body leader.
WSSU termed it unfortunate that a student leader was involved in such anti-social act, and stated that the incident has tarnished the image of the students’ body.
While expressing its solidarity and support to law enforcing agencies in curbing anti-social elements in the society, WSSU further cautioned all its members that it would not tolerate anyone who commits such inhuman acts.

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