Northeast India Clipings

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Insurgency Nagaland, February 2008

Posted by buraluit on May 13, 2009

NSA to review NE security

NSA
to review NE security

(SEN, 17-2-08)

KOHIMA, Feb 16: National Security Adviser (NSA) MK Narayanan arrived here
today from Dimapur to review the security scenario in the north-eastern region.
ANI

 


NSCN-IM
rejects NSCN-K’s call
(SEX,
10-2-08)

Kohima, Feb 9: The NSCN(K)
today gave a call for broadbased unity among Nagas and a halt to fraticidal
strife, which its rival NSCN(IM) rejected.
In a joint statement, the NSCN (K) collective leadership, chairman S S Khap-
lang, general secretary N Kitivi Zhimomi and armed wing chief Kholi Konyak, said
the task of unification was a step towards stopping bloodshed and instill a
sense of hope.
Unification should not be jeopardized by ulterior motives and called upon Nagas
to uphold the sacred cause, it said.
On the other hand, NSCN (I-M) rejected the unification process initiated by its
defectors led by Azheto Cho-phy, charging the NSCN (Unification camp) with
extortion and kidnapping for ransom in Dimapur town in the name of Naga
unification.
Under leadership of Az-heto Chophi, NSCN (I-M) cadre led by Azheto Chophi,
joined hands with NSCN (K) and formed the NSCN (Unification Camp) in November
last for unity among warring naga underground groups.more…

 


NSCN
(I-M) lauds DNSU(NPT, 8-2-08)

Dimapur, Feb 7
(NPN): The NSCN (I-M) has lauded the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) for
organizing Thursday’s “protest rally” against incidents of kidnapping, extortion
and killing etc in Dimapur.
A press release issued by the MIP of NSCN (I-M) said by organizing the protest
rally, the DNSU had showed the way to the society to have “moral guts” to stand
up against the evils of the society and to call a spade a spade.
“The DNSU has awaken to the reality of the situation to protest the unlawful and
degrading activities of the pseudo-Naga nationalists who exercise no human
thinking and get carried away by the greed fore money and power,” the release
said. Reiterating its allegation that the group led by Azheto (NSCN Unification)
was responsible for kidnapping for ransom, extortion and killing etc, the
release said the “fictitious group” was exploiting the “good name of NSCN” by
hoodwinking the Nagas under what it described as the “obsessive agenda of Naga
unification”.


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1
held in abduction case(NPT, 9-2-08)

DIMAPUR, FEB 8 (NPN): On a tip off, Dimapur police with
the help of Special Branch Friday arrested one person for reportedly instigating
two Naga youths to kidnap a prominent businessman for ransom.
Police arrested the accused identified as one Shabuddin, son of A. Rahim, and
the businessman was rescued from 4th Mile area after police swung into action
alerting all check gates and patrol parties.
.more…

 


NSCN
(K) trio lauds unity move(NPT, 9-2-08)

 DIMAPUR, FEB
8 (NPN): Expressing whole hearted appreciation to the onerous task of
unification process being carried out by “like –minded national workers”
including the initiative of various NGOs and frontal organizations in Nagaland,
the collective leadership of the NSCN (K)-chairman S.S. Khaplang, general
secretary N. Kitovi Zhimomi and c-in-c, Naga Army ‘Gen’ Kholi Konyak have called
upon all Nagas to “wake up from the “divisive mindsets at the crux of social and
political transition.”
In a joint statement, the triumvirate urged “every sensible Naga” to uphold the
“sacred cause” as it called for selfless sacrifice for truth.

.more…

 


6
extortionists held in Haflong(NPT, 10-2-08)

Dimapur, Feb 9 (NPN): Acting on a
tip-off, a team from 3 Corps Headquarters, Rangapahar, apprehended six
extortionists including three DHD (J) militants, two from Bengali community and
one Naga, along with a cash of Rs.65,000 in Haflong.
A defence release said the three militants, Sanjay Das, Dilip Nath and Mohan
Nemu, and the other arrested persons were involved in extorting money from
businessmen at Hathikali market and Railway Colony in Haflong.  The release said
the DHD (J) was responsible for all recent killings, ambushes, bomb and grenade
blasts, extortions, violence, etc in the area.


.more…

 



NSCNs not to involve in polls(NPT, 19-2-08)

  DIMAPUR, FEB 18 (NPN): The NSCN (I-M) and “NSCN/GPRN”,
Sumi Region, have informed that they would not involve in the forthcoming State
election.
The MIP/NSCN (I-M) in a press release said its collective leadership has made it
clear that the NSCN (I-M) cannot compromise its principle by participating in
the election conducted under the Indian Constitution.  “What is of utmost
importance to NSCN is the ‘Cause’ and therefore, there should be no confusion
about this. The issue of the magnitude of Indo- Naga political problem cannot be
diluted under any circumstances, come what may,” the release said.  

.more…

 



Probe ordered into fraudulent drawal(NPT, 24-2-08)

 DIMAPUR, FEB
23 (NPN): Basing on a complaint filed by the Longkhum Village Council (LVC)
against fraudulent drawal of money for construction of 35 km Link Road at
Longkhum village, the Director & DIGP & OC, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, has
registered a case into the complaint for further investigation.
Director, Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Neilhou Chuse in an FIR to cognizable
cases said after authenticating the complaint, the case has been handed over to
deputy SP T Holtoh, and he will be assisted by inspectors Viliehu Rutsa and L
Mayang Ao.
It may be mentioned LVC had earlier filed a complaint stating that the
contractor of the
Link Road,
C Sungit Ao, had drawn a sum of Rs. 3,09,00,000 against the total Rs.
4,90,50,000 allotted for construction of the Link Road, before commencement of
the work.


.more…

 

Narayanan
to review security scenario in NE
(AST_17_2_K8)
KOHIMA, Feb 16 – National Security Adviser M K Narayanan arrived here
today on a visit to Nagaland to review the security scenario in the North East
in general and the State in particular, official sources said.
Narayanan will meet Governor K Sankaranarayan, his two advisers, senior civil
and police officials and Army commanders during his two-day visit to the State.

The Security Adviser arrived here in a chopper after arriving at Dimapur on a
special flight, accompanied by Home Ministry officials.
In the afternoon he will hold a high-level meeting at police headquarters to
review the situation ahead of March 5 Assembly election in the State. He will
also hold discussion with Army’s 3 Corps Commanders.
.more…

IM rejects NSCN(K) unification
call(AST_10_2_K8)

 KOHIMA, Feb 9 – The NSCN(K) today gave a call for broadbased unity
among Nagas and a halt to fraticidal strife, which its rival NSCN(IM) rejected,
reports PTI. In a joint statement, the NSCN(K) collective leadership, chairman S
S Khaplang, general secretary N Kitivi Zhimomi and armed wing chief Kholi Konyak,
said the task of unification was a step towards stopping bloodshed and instill a
sense of hope.
Unification should not be jeopardised by ulterior motives and called upon Nagas
to uphold the sacred cause, it said.
On the other hand, NSCN(I-M) rejected the unification process initiated by its
defectors led by Azheto Chophy, charging the NSCN (Unification camp) with
extortion and kidnapping for ransom in Dimapur town in the name of Naga
unification.
.more…

Muivah blasts unification
process(NPT_1_2_k8)

DIMAPUR, Jan 31 (NPN): NSCN (I-M) general
secretary Th. Muivah on Thursday made a “commitment” that the NSCN (I-M) would
never be moved or shaken but would stand its ground to the end.
Speaking at the 29th Raising Day celebration of the NSCN (I-M) at Council
Headquarters, Hebron Camp, as chief guest, Muivah said it was unfortunate that
even when the NSCN (I-M) chairman Isak Chishi Swu had declared peace and
reconciliation, former kilo kilonser Azheto Chophy had left to declare
“unification.”
Asserting that unification had to be based on principles and not a “runaway
unification”, Muivah also said the NSCN (I-M) cannot accept to be “equals” with
“runaways.”
“Am I to follow a traitor?” he questioned.

.more…

 

3 NSCN (I-M) men, 1 woman
abducted(NPT_2_2_K8)

DIMAPUR, FEB 1 (NPN):The CAO, UT-I, of NSCN (I-M) Tokishe
G. Swu, his wife and two other NSCN (I-M) army personnel -Asangba Santam and
‘Corp’’ Nikhuyi- were reportedly abducted by the NSCN (Unification) in Dimapur
Friday afternoon at around 3 p.m.
The MIP/NSCN (I-M) in a press release said the abductors also took away one
AK-56, one .22 rifle, one M-20 and a soft-top Gypsy.
Condemning the abduction, the NSCN (I-M) said the act was a “serious violation
of their over stated mission on Naga Unification”, which the Naga civil
societies should not afford to remain silent but start probing questions to the
unification team.
.more…

 

CFSB
discusses law-and-order situation
(AST_5_2_K8)
Newmai News Network
 KOHIMA, Feb 4 – The monthly meeting of the Ceasefire Supervisory Board (CFSB)
between the representatives of NSCN-K and representatives of the Government of
India held today discussed the prevailing law-and-order situation, especially in
Dimapur, and about the forthcoming Nagaland Assembly elections.
NSCN-K’s (Unification) Convener, CFSB, C Shingson revealed that the meeting
chaired by Lt Gen (Retd) RV Kulkarni discussed mainly about the maintenance of
ceasefire ground rules and movement of the armed cadres in public places and
emphasised the need for the cadres to confine to their designated camps as the
Government of India is serious about taking any measure to control the
situation.
.more…

 

Violence
graph of NE(NPT_5_2_K8)

Dimapur, Feb 4: Four northeastern States accounted
for the majority of violent incidents in the region last year with Manipur
taking the top spot, according to statistics compiled by the Union Home
Ministry.
A national daily reported that the statistics were based on detailed figures of
last two years’ rise and fall of violence in the region. Of the seven States,
Manipur, Assam, Tripura and Nagaland were categorized as violence-prone. Mizoram
and Arunachal Pradesh were deemed peaceful, the report said. While Manipur
topped the violence chart, Assam was a close second.Of the nearly 1,500
incidents of violence in the region last year, more than 550 were in Manipur.
.more…
 

Unity move prelude to talks:
NSCN-K(NPT_5_2_K8)

KOHIMA, FEB 4 (NPN): Senior NSCN leader Kughalu
Mulatonu has termed the recent unification move as a “prelude to political
dialogue” but maintained that the group will hold talks with New Delhi only
after the outcome of the Centre-NSCN (I-M) negotiations.
Mulatonu, who is the supervisor of Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) and also
the Chaplee (Finance) Kilonser told this correspondent over phone that the
unification implied to Naga nationalists and freedom fighters and not
“terrorists” and anti-nationals.
He also said the “Unification Camp” located at Vihokhu Village in Dimapur
district would be made a “designated camp” before the State Assembly election.

.more…

 

NSCN-IM slams rival faction
as tool of Indian intelligence (SEX_13_2_k8)

Newmai News Network
Dimapur, Feb 12: The Isak-Muivah faction of the NSCN on Tuesday while alleging
that the rival NSCN- K has been used by the Indian intelligence agencies as tool
as a counter -force to the NSCN-IM, has stated that the Khaplang faction “cannot
claim to represent people’s interest under the stolen name of the NSCN”.
In a press note issued here to the media, the NSCN-IM said that under the
circumstances where the “Khaplang group is des-perately” eying the atten- tion
of the Naga people to be accepted as a bonafide organization with interests that
are focused in accordance with the Naga people’s political aspiration by
misleading the people and the press on the non-existence issue of who carry the
name “NSCN” to represent the Naga people’s political struggle. The outfit stated
that in the name of survival under the nomenclature of NSCN, anything that goes
to commit effrontery is to be taken as nothing short of lying to the people.
“And as demanded by the situation where the Khaplang group bereft of any
political morality is begging to be given the nomenclature of NSCN in order to
come in line with the policy as prodded by the Home Ministry’s intelligence
agencies whose hid- den agenda with Khaplang group is to support Khaplang
group’s existence as a counter-force against NSCN. And this is best served by
still sticking to the name of NSCN. So far the only claim for Khaplang group is
by virtue of its forceful but unwarranted support by the government of India to
fulfil its suppressive nature governing the North East States”, alleged the NSCN-IM
statement.
..more…

 

4 extortionists arrested at
Dimapur
(AST_14_2_k8)
 KOHIMA, Feb 13 – Police arrested four extortionists including a NSCN (K)
cadre and seized an AK-47 rifle and ammunition from their possession at Dimapur.
The arrests followed the Nagaland Government’s decision to curb the growing
menace of extortion in the commercial town.
The four accused, including the NSCN(K) cadre, were arrested yesterday at
Marowari Patti while they were extorting money from a businessman, police said
here today. ..more…

 

NSCN (IM)
cautions(NPT_14_2_K8)

DIMAPUR: The CAO Lotha region GPRN combined with
deputy kilonser in-charge Lotha region and commander Wokha town command Naga
army has cautioned the public of Lotha region that wearing of camouflage
material by any civilian was strictly banned.

This statement was stated in a press communiqué issued by GPRN Lotha region,
where it was also stated that the directive was being issued against the
backdrop of the prevailing situation during this pre election period so as to
avoid any untoward incident. ..more…

4 arrested in ‘tax
collection’ cases(NPT_15_2_K8)

DIMAPUR, FEB 14 (NPN): Dimapur police Thursday apprehended three suspected
NSCN (I-M) activists at Holy Cross junction while they were collecting money
from various shops.
The three were identified by police as ‘Sgt. Major’ Moatoshi, ‘2nd Lt’ Marlemba
from Magmetong and Noklen, S.O (finance) of Lirmen village, all from the NSCN
(I-M).
Police also recovered two 7.65 revolvers, eleven round live cartridges and Rs.
52,000 along with two collection slips belonging to NSCN (I-M) Chaplee Affairs
from their possession. ..more…

 

4 extortionists arrested(AST_16_2_k8)
 KOHIMA, Feb 15 – Four extortionists, including three suspected NSCN(I-M)
activists, were arrested while taking money from various shops in Dimapur,
police said today.
Two revolvers, 11 rounds of ammunition and Rs 52,000 in cash along with two
collection slips bearing the name of NSCN(I-M) Chaplee (financial) affairs, were
recovered from the three activists, police said. – PTI

Kilonser
clarifies(NPT_18_2_k8)

DIMAPUR, FEB 17 (NPN): Clarifying to a news report ‘Stand
of Sumis in NSCN-IM’ that appeared in a local daily on January 19 last, former
kilonser in the NSCN (I-M), V Tuccu, has clarified that the statement in
question was made without his consent and in his absence.
Terming the purported statement issued by twenty nine Sumi national workers of
the NSCN (I-M) declaring support to the “undisputed leadership of the NSCN (I-M)
chairman Isak Chishi Swu, vice chairman Khodao Yanthan and general secretary Th.
Muivah,” Tuccu in a press release said the statement was “baseless, misleading
and without any significance” and that it had damaged his “principle of being a
true Naga patriot.” ..more…
 

Naga
peace process has slowed down: Narayanan

(SEN_18_2_k8)

Kohima, Feb 17: Admitting the Naga peace process has slowed down, National
Security Adviser M K Narayanan has said the parleys can move forward only if
NSCN-IM agrees to accept a solution within the Constitution’s broad parameters.
Narayanan, who paid a two-day visit to Nagaland to review the security scenario
ahead of the March 5 assembly election, said the Centre was ready to give broad
concessions to the Nagas once this prerequisite was met. .
.more…

 

CFMG meet held(NPT, 20-2-08)

  Dimapur, Feb 19 (NPN): A meeting of the Ceasefire
Monitoring Group, held in Kohima on Tuesday, discussed issues pertaining to
ceasefire monitoring mechanism. IGAR (N) Maj. Gen. K.S. Sethi asked members of
all factions to remain confined to the designated camps. .
.more…

AR steps up vigil in
State(NPT,23-2-08)

 DIMAPUR, FEB 22 (NPN):  With barely two weeks left before
Nagaland goes to polls, the Assam Rifles has put its forces on high alert with a
view to ensure that the umbrella of environmental protection looms over the
state, a defence release said.
PRO, IGAR (N), Maj Pallab Choudhury in a press release said last week, columns
of AR personnel were moved out on vehicles and foot for area familiarisation to
all assembly constituencies and polling stations.  Vantage points were been
identified, sensitive areas kept under surveillance and liaison with civil
administration carefully crafted at both macro and micro level within the entire
state, the release said.
The AR troops have also commenced round the clock patrolling, established MVCP
and started frisking of suspected vehicles and persons. The release said the
IGAR (N) had made it clear that special directives be issued to both sectors
under command to step up vigil with an aim to check all kinds of cadre movement
with arms. 
IGAR also informed that any form of armed movement would not be tolerated and
advised underground cadres to remain confined to designated camps as stringent
measures would be adopted against any erring factions, the release said.  The
same message had already been conveyed in the last CFMG meeting at Kohima, the
release added. ..more…

 

Six ultras
killed in shootout with AR(AST, 25-2-08)
 KOHIMA, Feb 24 – In a daring pre-dawn ambush, troops of 24 Assam
Rifles (AR) on February 23, killed six militants in the area of Boundary Pillar
75 (approximately 10 km south of Moreh) on Indo-Myanmar border.
A PIB (DW) release stated militants were trying to cross over from Myanmar into
India. Assam Rifles column was being led by Major CS Barak. A total of six
weapons and one UBGL along with a large quantity of ammunition and war like
stores were recovered from the slain militants The major weapons were one AK-56
rifle, two M-16 rifles, two pistols and one lathode, the release stated. .
.more…

Centre’s duplicity will harm
peace talks: NSCN-IM(AST, 25-2-08)
Newmai News Network
 DIMAPUR, Feb 24 – In a fresh outburst against the Centre, NSCN-IM has said
“duplicity will not go down well in the future course” of the ongoing peace
process between the NSCN-IM and Government of India.
NSCN-IM’s reaction was prompted by the remark of the National Security Advisor
MK Narayanan who had reportedly said that peace talks between Centre and the
NSCN-IM could only move forward if the Naga outfit agreed to accept a solution
within the broad parameters of the Indian Union.This comment was reportedly made
by the National Security Advisor during his recent visit to the Nagaland
capital.
“Ironically, Government of India is speaking in a different tone of political
terminology, sending a diabolical message that it will have no qualms to
obliterate the hard- earned achievements of the Indo-Naga political talks that
has seen more than 60 rounds of talks. The statement of National Security
Adviser MK Narayanan on the Indo-Naga solution during his official visit to
Kohima, on February 18 has come as a bombshell. “This is bewilderingly
obnoxious, but such duplicity on the part of the government of India is not
going to go down well in the future course of the peace process”. .
.more…



Black Widow, ANNLA may be banned
(NPT_25_2_k8)

Dimapur, Feb 24 : The Black Widow faction of Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) and the
All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) could be banned by the central
government in the aftermath of a series of subversive acts committed by the two
outfits.
According to a report filed by an Assam daily, the Assam government has started
preparation of detailed proposals to be submitted to Government of India for
imposing ban on the two outfits under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities
(Prevention) Act.
Quoting highly-placed official sources, the daily reported that Assam government
already intimated the Centre about the move to impose a ban on Black Widow and
AANLA and that formal proposal would be sent shortly. .
.more…

 

Assam Rifles guns down six
militants(SEN_25_2_k8)

 KOHIMA, Feb 24: In a daring pre
dawn ambush, troops of 24 Assam Rifles yesterday killed six militants around
4.30 am in the area of Boundary Pillar 75 ( 10 km south of Moreh) on
Indo-Myanmar border.
The militants were trying to cross over from Myanmar into India. The Assam
Rifles column was being led by Major CS Barak.
A total of six weapons and one UBGL alongwith large quantity of ammunition and
war like stores were recovered from the slain militants. The major weapons were
one AK-56 rifle, two M-16 rifles, two pistols and one lathode. Army has
intensified its operations against the militants in the entire North East, and
is deeply committed to ensure creation of an environment of peace and
tranquility. ..more…

 

KLO/KLA
condemn
.
(SEX_25_2_k8)

Units of the UPF conglomerate KLO/KLA has strongly condemned the slaying
of KRA’s PRO Haopao Chongloi and four students on February 22 at Thangal Surung
Tera makhong. Interacting with mediapersons at a Sadar Hills location today,
army chief of the KLO/KLA Timothy described the slaying as an act of cowardice
and against all acceptable norms. .
.more…

 

NSCN-IM
flays National Security Advisor’s statement
.
(SEX_25_2_k8)

Newmai News Network
Dimapur, Feb 24: NSCN-IM has lambasted the Government of India saying that the
latter’s “dublicity will not go down well in the future course” of the ongoing
peace process between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India.
The outfit’s reaction has been prompted by the remark, made by the National
Security Advisor MK Narayanan during his recent visit to Kohima. He reportedly
said that peace talks between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM could only
move forward if the Naga outfit agrees to accept a solution within the broad
parameters of the Indian Union. “Ironically, the government of India is speaking
in different tone of political terminology, sending a diabolical message that it
will have no qualm to obliterate the hard earned achievements of the Indo-Naga
political talk that has seen more than 60 rounds of talks.
The statement is bewilderingly obnoxious, but such duplicity on the part of the
government of India is not going to go down well in the future course of the
peace process. For the Nagas cannot be subjected to accepting what is not right
historically, and India has no political morality to decide the political
destiny of the Nagas. It is the Naga people who will determine their political
fate”, stated the NSCN-IM on Sunday. .
.more…

 

AR arrest 8, recover Rs. 22
lakh(NPT_27_2_k8)

Dimapur, Feb 26 (NPN): The Assam Rifles  arrested eight underground activists
along with arms and ammunition and recovered over Rs.22 lakh from their
possession in the past few days.
Two underground activists were arrested by a combined team of police and Assam
Rifles on Tuesday at Naharbari. They were identified as “Sgt” Achang, son of H.
Ngulo and “Pvt” Tichuya, son of Atsuthung, both from NSCN (I-M). One AK 56
(Chinese make) rifle and 40 live cartridges were recovered from their
possession.
Six other underground activists were arrested by Assam Rifles since intensifying
its operations in view of the March 5 polls.
A defence release said an “NSCN (U)” activist was arrested along with a 7.65mm
pistol at Zubza on February 25. This was followed by the arrest of an NSCN (I-M)
activist along with one AK-47 riffle at Kukidolong and two NSCN (K) activists at
Super Market area, Mon.
On February 26, one NSCN (I-M) activist and three civilians were arrested along
with one AK-47 rifle and two 9mm pistols. Another “NSCN (U)” activist was
arrested by the Assam Rifles along with Rs.24,000 and demand notes and
incriminating documents.
The Assam Rifles also evicted a group of NSCN (K) activists from Yanongyimsen
and another group of NSCN (I-M) activists from Samjuram. .
.more…

3 Corps GOC reviews security
situation in Nagaland(SEN_27_2_k8)
KOHIMA, Feb 26: Lt Gen M S Dadwal, General Officer Commanding (GOC),
3 Corps, today reviewed the security situation in Nagaland prior to the Assembly
elections in the State on March five.
A Defence release issued here stated that Gen Dadwal arrived at Kohima yesterday
and was received by Maj Gen K S Sethi, Inspector General of Assam Rifles
(North), who briefed him on the present scenario and the AR’s preparations in
view of the forthcoming Assembly elections in the State.
Later, the GOC interacted with the Commandants of the AR battalions under orbit
of Headquarters five Sector in Nagaland and instructed them to deal firmly with
the situation and ensure proper security within the state prior to elections. He
said no armed movement of cadres in civilian areas would be tolerated and
stringent action will be enforced to curb the same. .
.more…

 

AR
cracks whip in Nagaland
(SEX_27_2_k8)
NSCN cadres held with arms, cash

Newmai News Network
Kohima, Feb 26: The Assam Rifles, during the last few days of intensified
patrolling, to ensure environmental security during the forthcoming election has
nabbed four underground cadres along with five arms, ammunition and cash
amounting to Rs 22.24 lakhs.
Confirming the report today in Kohima, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the
Inspector General of Assam Rifles-North (IGAR-N), Major Pallab Chaudhury issued
a statement stating that Assam Rifles have intensified security all over the
State with increased patrolling of vantage points, establishing Mobile Vehicle
Check Posts (MVCPs) and frisking of vehicles which have already yielded results.

AR troops in collaboration other security agencies are carrying out combing
operations day and night to ensure no underground elements are able to carry out
any nefarious activities which lead to harassment of the innocent civilians. .
.more…

 

AR
continues action against erring cadres (IFP 28_2_k8)

Kohima, Feb 27: Acting on the standing order against the movement of armed
underground cadres in public and populated areas and with a view to maintain the
law and order situation during period of Nagaland General Election, the Assam
Rifles have nabbed 11 armed underground cadres with nine arms and confiscated
liquor in separate incidences since Tuesday night from various parts of Nagaland.
A statement issued by PRO Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) stated that
the round the clock vigil, aggressive patrolling and MVCP (Mobile Vehicle Check
Post) has been yielding continuous results, as a result of which MVCP of 31 AR
intercepted suspiciously moving Gypsy vehicle regd. No. NL 07 1488 at Dimapur
leading to arrest of four NSCN-IM cadres identified as SS Lt Asa, Ayo, Ashi and
Aching. The Assam Rifles also recovered one 9mm pistol, two Chinese made hand
grenade and live rounds from the cadres who were subsequently handed over to
police. ..more…

2 killed in Tuli
violence(NPT_28_2_k8)

Dimapur, Feb 27 (NPN):  Two persons from Kangtsung village were killed in a
pre-poll violence at Tzudikong town of Mokokchung district on Tuesday. The
victims were later identified as Talisubo and Yangersenba.
While sources from the NPF at Tzüdikong claimed that the attackers who were
supporters of Independent candidate T.Tali had attacked the house of the NPF
candidate L.Temjen Jamir, the Kangtsung Reonsanger Putu Menden, on the other
hand said the incident occurred when the NPF supporters attacked the supporters
of the Independent candidate. According to the Kangtsung Reonsanger Putu Menden
(KRPM), the two were gunned down by one Sentisenba, a kabor of NSCN (I-M) and
Rongsennungsang of NPF of Wameken village with sophisticated weapons. .
.more…

 

12 held in operations by
AR(NPT_28_2_k8)

Dimapur, Feb 27 (NPN): In its ongoing security operations
to ensure a free and fair election, the Assam Rifles arrested 12 more persons
including nine from the rival factions of NSCN along with arms and ammunitions
on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A defence release said four NSCN (I-M) activists were arrested from a Maruti
Gypsy (NL-07-1488) at Ura in Dimapur on Wednesday. Those arrested were
identified as “Lt” Asa Tangkhul, Ayo Tangkhul, Ashi Tangkhul and Aching Tangkhul.
One 9mm pistol, two Chinese hand grenades and some live cartridges were
recovered from their possession.
In another incident, four more NSCN (I-M) activists were arrested from a Maruti
Gypsy (NL-08-0703) at Piphema on Tuesday along with two pistols and some live
cartridges.  The arrested activists were identified as “Lt Col” Dhani Chakhesang,
“Pvt” Koke Kahinuah, “Pvt” Kokvelo and “Pvt” Seyie L Chakhesang.
In another incident on Wednesday, the Assam Rifles arrested an NSCN (K) activist
in Tizit. Two others, both civilians, were also arrested by the force along with
a stolen vehicle at Mangkolemba and three country-made riffles and two crude
bombs were recovered from their possession. .
.more…

 

PM:
Centre for honourable settlement to Naga problem
(SEN_28_2_k8)
KOHIMA, Feb 27: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the UPA
Government would succeed in its efforts to find an honourable settlement to the
decades-old Naga problem.
Singh said his Government had been engaged in purposeful dialogues with the
“disaffected groups” in Nagaland to find a lasting solution to the problem of
the north-eastern State.
Addressing a well-attended election rally here, the Prime Minister said:
“Development requires peace, stability and security, and we alone are sincerely
committed to bring a lasting peace to the region, in particular Nagaland”.
‘‘We have been open and liberal in our approach and are hopeful that we will
succeed in our efforts towards finding an honourable solution,” he said. .
.more…

 

AR
intensifies security operations in Nagaland
(SEN_28_2_k8)
KOHIMA, Feb 27: With the aim of providing security for the forthcoming
election Assam Rifles have intensified the security operations all over the
State. Increased patrolling occupation of vantage points establishing MVCPs and
frisking of vehicles including suspected personnel have already yielded results.

AR authorities have sent a clear message to the factions that no armed presence
or movement will be permitted in civilian area.
On February 25 MVCP established by 42 AR at Zubza intercepted suspected NSCN (U)
cadre along with a 7.65mm pistol. This was followed by intensified search which
further led to apprehension of a NSCN (IM) cadre with one AK-47 riffles at Kuki
dolong. Mobile area domination patrol of 37 AR apprehended two NSCN (K) cadres
in uniform from Mon super market area. On February 26 officer led patrol of 18
AR apprehended one NSCN (IM) cadre and three civilians along with 01 AK-47, 02
9mm Pistol. Operation led by 31 AR apprehended a NSCN (U) cadre along with Rs
2,4000 in cash besides several extortion notes and documents. .
.more…

 

Assam
Rifles nab 11 militants(AST_29_2_k8)
Newmai News Network
 KOHIMA, Feb 28 – The Assam Rifles have nabbed 11 armed underground cadres with
arms and also confiscated liquor in separate incidents since Tuesday night from
various parts of Nagaland.
A statement issued by Assam Rifles stated that the round the clock vigil,
aggressive patrolling and ‘Mobile Vehicle Check Post’ has been yielding results.
AR intercepted a Gypsy vehicle at Dimapur leading to arrest of four NSCN-IM
cadres. The Assam Rifles also recovered one 9mm pistol, two Chinese-made hand
grenades and live rounds from the cadres who were subsequently handed over to
police.
The AR also arrested a NSCN (K) cadre from Tizit and handed him over to the
Police while 30 AR patrol at Mankolemba intercepted a moving vehicle and
apprehended two individuals with three country made rifles, and two crude bombs
today. The vehicle which was reportedly stolen was also handed over to Police. .
.more…

General Kapoor reviews
security(NPT_29_2_k8)

Dimapur, Feb 28 (NPN): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Deepak Kapoor,
reviewed the security situation in the State with senior officials of the Army
and Assam Rifles in Kohima on Thursday.
A defence release said on his arrival in Kohima, the General was received by GOC
3 Corps, Lt Gen M.S. Dadwal and IGAR (North) Maj. Gen. K.S. Sethi. The release
said the General was briefed of the security situation in view of the March 5
polls in the State and prevailing security situation in South Assam.  .
.more…

AR arrests 13,
recovers Rs.21 lakh(NPT_29_2_k8)

Dimapur, Feb 28 (NPN): Continuing with its stepped up operations against
movement and activities of armed elements in order to ensure free and fair
polls, the Assam Rifles on Wednesday arrested 13 more persons the included ten
from two underground factions besides recovering a huge quantity of arms and
ammunitions including  a cash of Rs.21 lakh in separate incidents on Wednesday
and Thursday.
A defence release said a joint team of army, IRB and Assam Rifles arrested one
Khrope Nagachu from a hideout along with a huge cache of explosives, assorted
ammunitions and war-like stores. The release said the hideout was used by NSCN
(I-M) activists.  Earlier on Wednesday, the Assam Rifles raided a house in Burma
Camp here and arrested two NSCN (I-M) activists, later identified as Sachemi Cd,
judicial secretary, and Aching Kami, deputy secretary, Chaplee along with two
Beretta Pistols, several live rounds and incriminating documents. A Bolero and
an Alto were also seized. ..more…
 

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