Dimapur police on January 17 made a breakthrough on a month long pending case regarding vehicle theft of one Bolero bearing registration No.NL07-2946 and attempted murder of the driver by three unknown miscreants from Shokhuvi area December 15 last, by arresting one of the accused from Naga Cemetery Colony Dimapur.
According to additional Superintendent of Police (SP) & PRO Dimapur, Watichujang, the miscreants had fled with the vehicle after grievously assaulting the driver. During the course of investigation, one Simon Rading Kamgding (29) of Senapati, Manipur was arrested and identified by the driver as one of the miscreants who assaulted him, police said. The arrested accused reportedly admitted to the crime and disclosed that he and his accomplices had taken the vehicle to Manipur and sold it for `1,10,000.
Police said efforts were on to recover the vehicle and to arrest the other two absconding accused.
Meanwhile, troops of 24 Assam Rifles have arrested seven persons in three separate incidents at Dimapur while conducting routine MVCP during the past three weeks.
Additional Superintendent of Police & PRO Dimapur, in a press release issued here, stated that two persons, identified as Yuraj Adhikari (36), a resident of Khermahal Dimapur and Sangerkaba Ao (40) of Chuchuyimlang village were apprehended on January 14 from Khermahal, Dimapur with two countrymade 9mm pistols with three magazines in their possession.
Dimapur police also informed that two persons, identified as Vihoto Achumi (25) of Lazami village and Atoshe Awomi (23) of Kiphire village were arrested Januray 11 from Rangapahar road junction along with two automatic rifles in their possession. They were traveling on a Maruti Gypsy with registration No.NL07C-1075.
In yet another incident on January 6 last, three persons- Rangtau Zeliang (48), Phulak Zeliang (36) and Daclung Zeliang (35)- all from Beisuimpuikam village Peren, traveling on a vehicle, Maruti 800- NL03-1194, were arrested from Rangapahar junction. 39 rounds of AK-47 ammunitions were recovered from their possession.