AR busts ‘extortion racket’, 2 Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) held

Kohima, May 23 (MExN): Kohima Battalion under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) established a Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) in general area Teenpatti, Kohima on May 17 and apprehended four cadres, based on specific information regarding extortion by cadres of Yung Aung-lead NSCN (K) .

According to a press release from Lt Col L Vincent Patton, PRO, HQ IGAR (N), during spot check of a vehicle bearing Registration No NL – 01T 9454; Zhusichu Pfithu, Razou Peyu of Phek district; Thepeng Pochury, Khapur, Phek; Achichu Pfithu, Over Ground Worker (OGW), Phek and Zhankhim Zimtsegwo (Driver), OGW, Phek were apprehended ‘red-handed.’

Recoveries included one 7.65 mm Pistol (Made in USA), one Magazine, one illegal extortion slip of the NSCN (K) amounting to Rs 30,000 (thirty thousand only), Rs 12,400 (twelve thousand four hundred only) in cash, the release said.

As per the information provided by Pfithu, the Razou Peyu and Thepeng, the Khapur, a follow on operation was launched along with two Police representative of North Police Station, Kohima in general area Teenpatti on May 18 and recovered one illegal extortion slip amounting to Rs 20,000 (twenty thousand only), the release informed.

The apprehendees along with the recovered items have been handed over to North Police Station, Kohima for further investigation, it added.