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Assam Rifles rescues 6 civilians from NSCN (IM) captivity

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DIMAPUR, April 28: Assam Rifles rescued six persons who were allegedly held captive by the NSCN (IM) in Dimapur.

In an operation launched around Thursday midnight, the Assam Rifles troops rescued the six civilians who were kidnapped on different occasions by the NSCN between April 13 and April 27 and ransom was demanded from their family members, a defence release said on Friday.

They were rescued from Bamunpukhuri House, apparently an illegal place used for similar nefarious activities by the NSCN (IM), the release said.

Five NSCN cadres were also apprehended during the operation.

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The rescued civilians are Mulutayo Kezo, son of Pusazo, headmaster of Govt High School, Kikruma under Phek district, who was kidnapped on April 25, Akito Sumi, son of Hikavi, of Burma Camp, Dimapur, who was kidnapped on April 27, Raju Gupta, son of Ramesh Prasad Gupta, Judge Bazaar village under Aarah district in Bihar, who was kidnapped on April 21, Raj Kumar Das, son of Manik Das, of Lanka in Assam, who was kidnapped on April 21, Piyar Ali, son of Ajgar Ali, of Lahorijan under Karbi Anglong district of Assam, who was kidnapped on April 13 and Huvito Sumi, son of Ovito Sumi, of Half Nagarjan, Dimapur, who was kidnapped on April 27.

The arrested NSCN cadres are “self-styled” Lt Khenito Assumi, “self-styled” 2nd Lt Neison, “self-styled” Lance Cpl Mughahuto, “self-styled” Sgt Chonpenthung Murry and “self-styled” Sgt Katoho Yeptho, the release added.



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