4 held in connection with Mar 22 incident

DIMAPUR, APR 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/3/2021 12:38:53 PM IST

Four persons have been arrested by the State police in connection with the killing of three persons on March 22 along the Dimapur-Peren district border area.

According to DIPR report quoting SP (Crime) and PRO (PHQ), the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a DIG constituted to investigate a suo moto case filed at the State Crime Police Station (SCPS), arrested the four suspected persons on March 30, 2021 “in connection with the firing and killing of three persons in Lamhainamdi village on March 22, 2021.”

PRO said that the four were identified as-- “Zheshito Swu, GB of Kiyevi Village, s/o late Yethoze, Village: Kiyevi; Ghosheto Swu, VDB secretary of Kiyevi village, s/o late Yelhozle, village: Kiyevi; Vikaho Kappo, s/o Khutokhu, village: Kiyevi and Lovito Swu, s/o Hokiqhe, village: Diphuphar.”

The report citing PRO stated that soon after the suo moto case No. 2/2021 was registered on March 23 under sections 302/120 B/188/34 IPC R/W 251B/27 (3) Arms Act, against unknown persons at the SCPS in connection with the firing and killing of three persons, the SIT visited the place of occurrence on March 24. The SIT inspected the crime scene and recorded the statements of the police personnel posted in the disputed area and also examined and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses to the incident.

PRO said that extensive raid and search operations were carried out on March 25 by a combined team of SIT, DEF, STF and special branch personnel, in the vicinity of scene of crime and neighbouring villages. Following this operation, PRO said that many relevant materials and evidences were collected and seized including empty and live ammunitions of various calibres leading to the arrest of the four persons, who are currently in police custody. 

PRO mentioned that revealing more details at this stage could hamper investigation but that during the course of investigation, vital leads having a bearing on the case had emerged and more arrests were likely to be effected in the coming days. PRO said the SIT was confident of unravelling the case to a logical conclusion.

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