AR troops apprehend several

Dimapur/Wokha, May 5 (MExN): Dimapur battalion of Assam Rifles apprehended two persons belonging to NSCN (IM) and NNC (N/A) in “illegal possession of incriminating documents and weapons” from check posts it had established along with a police representative in Khermahal, Golaghat road and Burma Camp on May 4.


The two have been identified as Abel Chopy, Under Secretary, NNC/ (NA) and Robito Achumi of NSCN (IM). A press release from HQ IGAR (North) stated that the recoveries from the cadres included one yearly tax slip, two extortion slips, cash Rs 4,160 and one .32 mm pistol, two work permit NSCN (IM), one extortion slip of NSCN (IM), and cash worth Rs 23,110 respectively. Along with the recovered items, the cadres were handed over to West Police Station, Dimapur, it added.


Wokha: Wokha battalion of AR recovered liquor from two persons in Merapani Foothill Road on May 5. A press release from AR stated that 2760 bottles of IMFL worth Rs. 6,90,000 were recovered from the two identified as Rilanthung Odyuo (33) and Atheo Odyuo (27). The two along with the recovered items were handed over to Bhandari Police Station.


In a separate incident, the Wokha battalion conducted operation along with a police representative in Church colony, Wokha Town on May 4. One person identified as Yanimthung Ezung (46) was apprehended by the AR troops with “illegal ammunition,” a press release alleged. One 9mm live round, five .22 live rounds and one unidentified explosive were recovered from him, it added. He along with the recovered items was handed over to Wokha Police Station.