Monday, December 5, 2022

Engineer’s abduction: 5 NSCN-K (YA) cadres held

Mokokchung police have arrested five cadres of NSCN-K (YA) in connection with the abduction of Ramakant Giri, senior supervisor and engineer of Nitin Sai Construction Company (NSCC) engaged in the construction of Changtongya-Longleng road.
According to Mokokchung police PRO, the arrests were made after Changtongya police station received a written complaint about Giri, who had gone missing on September 21, 2022.
PRO informed that search and rescue operation under a special investigation team was lunched led by SDPO Tuli, Aketo Chisho.
On investigation, PRO said it was ascertained that NSCN-K (YA) faction was involved. Police said that a ransom call was received from a cadre claiming to be of NSCN-K (YA) faction.
During the massive search operation, police said Ramakant Giri appeared at Changtongya town on September 25 at around 7pm. The police conducted medical examination immediately and Giri was found to be in good health with no signs of any physical harm.
In the wee hours of September 26 during conduct of area domination, PRO said Mokokchung police deployed for patrolling and MVCPs initially arrested four accused from Akhoya village gate junction.
The four arrested have been identified as “captain” Wangyin, of Triloi village (Myanmar); “sergeant” Wenghka of Nyenching village (Myanmar); “corporal” Peyau of Koshoi village (Myanmar) and “corporal” Hangsha of Chenloishu village (Mon). All four are reportedly from NSCN-K (YA).
The police further arrested two more persons identified as “sergeant major” Imkong Akum of NSCN-K (YA), village of Akhoya (Mokokchung) and Aosunep, also from Akhoya village.
During the operation, PRO said arms and ammunitions of various calibre and many war-like equipment were recovered from the arrested accused.
The recovered items included: 1 AK 56 rifle, 1 AK 47 rifle, 1 M16 rifle, 1 MQ rifle, 1 .22 pistol, three AK magazine, one magazine each of M16 and MQ rifle, 121 7.62 mm ammo, 100 of 5.56 mm ammo, five .22 ammo, one 9mm ammo, four AY bomb, one keypad mobile phone with charger, two wristwatch, two machetes, two knifes, three water bottles, three ammo pouches, two black bags, one Bible, four torchlight, Rs.1400 cash, two whistles, two nail cutters, one each note pad and belt.
Meanwhile, PRO informed that all arrested accused have admitted to their involvement in the case of abduction during interrogation, adding that investigation into the case was still underway.

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