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NSCN cadre held in Nagaland

THE ASIAN AGE. | RAJIB CHOWDHURI
Published : Jan 25, 2018, 10:16 pm IST
Updated : Jan 25, 2018, 10:19 pm IST

A non bailable warrant was issued against him by a Special Judge of NIA on 14 May 2014 and subsequently on 8 July 2014.

One Type-56 rifle, two pistols, 176 rounds of ammunition, ₹ 1,32,320 in Indian Currency, mobile instruments and incriminating documents were seized during the operation. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 One Type-56 rifle, two pistols, 176 rounds of ammunition, ₹ 1,32,320 in Indian Currency, mobile instruments and incriminating documents were seized during the operation. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Kolkata: In a major blow to Naga insurgents, a senior cadre, wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), of the NSCN(Kitovi-Neopak) group was apprehended with arms, ammunition and by the security forces in Nagaland on Tuesday.

Acting on specific information from the NIA about movement of a senior NSCN cadre from Dimapur to Zunheboto, a joint team of the Assam Rifles and NIA established multiple mobile vehicle check posts in Kohima district of Nagaland in the morning.

During a vehicle check at the Mobile Vehicle Check Post in Zubza near Kohima, troops of Assam rifles apprehended a Self Styled Brigadier of NSCN (KN) from a TATA Fortuner vehicle Regd No NL-07 C 2266 along with two cadres of NSCN (KN).

On Wednesday Wing Commander SS Birdi, Eastern Command spokesperson said, "Theprehended cadre have been identified as SS Brigadier Aheto H Chophy, a resident of Yehemi village at Zunheboto in Nagaland along with two cadres namely SS Sergeant Witti Marak and Mughahoto Sumi."  

He informed that Aheto Chopy is an accused No 3 in a NIA case No RC 03/2013/NIA/GUW pertaining to criminal conspiracy for misappropriation of government arms and ammunition belonging to Zunehboto DistrictExecutive Force Kote.

A non bailable warrant was issued against him by a Special Judge of NIA on 14 May 2014 and subsequently on 8 July 2014.

One Type-56 rifle, two pistols, 176 rounds of ammunition, ₹ 1,32,320 in Indian Currency, mobile instruments and incriminating documents were seized during the operation.

Tags: national investigation agency, nscn cadre, naga