Northeast Briefcase

Seven policemen injured in scuffle between villagers and drug peddler
Agartala: At least seven policemen were injured in Kalayanpur of Khowai in West Tripura on Saturday when villagers resorted to violence in seeking action against a drug peddler. Additional forces have been deployed in the area to restore normalcy while tension prevailed in the locality. Police said the mob suddenly stormed Kalayanpur police station in the late afternoon to get to one Amaresh Debbarma who has been detained on the charge of involvement in illegal drug trade. The violent mob assaulted three constables, as many TSR men and Officer In-charge of Kalayanpur. According to police, Amaresh had been operating drug trade from his house at Binoy Chowmuhani for quite some time. His neighbours have been complaining against the activities and on Saturday some villagers caught one Subharai Debbarma while taking drugs from Amaresh. Enraged by the development, a scuffle broke out between the drug peddler and the villagers. OC Santosh Shil along with staff rushed to the spot and rescued the drug peddler from the mob. (UNI)

Three insurgents held in Arunachal
Itanagar: Security forces in Arunachal Pradesh have apprehended three cadres of a militant outfit for allegedly carrying out extortion activities in Changlang district, a senior defence official said on Sunday. The Changlang battalion of Assam Rifles launched an operation on Saturday night and apprehended the three cadres of the NSCN (R) from Old Shallang village. An AK -56 assault rifle, one M-20 pistol with live ammunition, mobile phones with multiple sim cards were recovered from their possession, the spokesman said. The rebels were later handed over to the district police. (PTI)

2 militants arrested in Manipur
Imphal: Two militants have been arrested in Manipur’s Kakchig district, police said on Sunday. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland, Isac-Muiva (NSCN-IM) militants were arrested on Saturday during frisking operations at Sugunu on the banks of Manipur river, police said. Police said that an investigation is underway. (PTI)

Man kills family members
Itanagar: A man allegedly killed three members of his family in Upper Subansiri district, a top police officer said Sunday. Director General of Police S B K Singh told PTI that Boda Motu killed his wife, elder brother and sister-in-law in Daporijo town of Upper Subansiri district using a machete on Friday night. The DGP quoting the report of the Superintendent of Police of Upper Subansiri said Motu after commiting the crime surrendered before the police. (PTI)

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