Morung Express News
Kohima | February 14
4 robbers who impersonated themselves as volunteers of the ongoing bandh in Kohima and extorted mobile phones from 3 students were nabbed on February 14 by volunteers of the Angami Youth Organization. According to the AYO volunteers, the 3 students were returning home from their college on February 14 around 11:00 am when the 4 robbers posing as volunteers stopped them at Local Ground area and questioned why they were roaming during the bandh, after which, they snatched their phones and decamped.
The 3 students informed volunteers stationed at TCP Gate area. After a search for 3 hours, the volunteers found the 4 accused in a local booze joint at Naga Bazaar. “When we caught them they were already drunk. They had already sold one of the phones for Rs. 1000 to the owner of the booze joint to buy liquor,” AYO volunteers who nabbed the robbers informed. The 4 accused has been identified as Avezo Tetseo, Vepa Rhakho, Ata Venu and Yalie.
“We regret that this has been meted out to our students. These elements will continue as long as the bandh continues. We feel responsible to inform the public so that such crimes are not repeated again,” a volunteer from Western Angami Youth Organisation stated. The robbers were taken to Angami Students’ Union (ASU) Office and later handed over to North Police Station. The phones were returned to the students.