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NSCN (I-M) ‘lieut’ held in Aboh murder case

GUWAHATI, AUG 17 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 8/17/2019 11:32:38 AM IST

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a ‘lieutenant’ of NSCN (I-M) on Friday in connection with the killings of 11 persons, including an NPP MLA, Tirong  Aboh of Arunachal Pradesh on May 20, a Deccan Herald report stated.

A joint team of NIA and army arrested Yangte Josaham from Dimapur, following an investigation revealing his involvement in the killings. 

Josaham, hails from Longding district in Arunachal Pradesh, a statement issued by NIA said. Two other members of the outfit- Sethok Kangnong and Napong Jenpi - were also arrested earlier in connection with the case. 

According to reports, Josaham was arrested after the two, during interrogation, revealed about his involvement including others. Josaham will be taken to Guwahati for interrogation, sources informed.

Tirong Aboh and others were killed just before the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections were declared. Aboh, who contested as a NPP candidate, also won the elections, results of which was declared on May 23.

The BJP government had handed over the case to NIA soon after it took charge.

 

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