Northeast Briefcase

Extremist camp busted in Assam, two arrested
Silchar: Security forces have busted an extremists’ camp belonging to NSCN(R) and ZUF and arrested two insurgents with an arm and ammunition in Cachar district of Assam, police said. Acting on a tip-off, the Assam Rifles and police personnel launched the joint operation in the jungles of Ramgaizan area on Friday night and destroyed the makeshift camp used by cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation) and Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) to carry out their activities in the region, police said. Two cadres have been arrested and one AK-56 rifle with a cache of ammunition has been seized, they said. The cadres were identified as Pougonglong, a self- styled lieutenant of NSCN(R) and Sagu Rongmai, a captain of ZUF, the sources said. A search operation is on to apprehend two others who had fled the area at the time of the operation, police said. Both the cadres were involved in extortion, kidnapping and criminal activities in Zeliangrong region, police said. An “extortion slip book, mobile phones and various household items” have also been recovered from the camp. (PTI)

Woman from Nagaland creates ruckus in Hyderabad PS
Hyderabad: A woman, allegedly in an inebriated condition, created ruckus in a police station here and attacked two police women early on Sunday, police said. The incident occurred at Banjara Hills police station in the posh neighbourhood. Police found a woman lying on the road near a pub on Banjara Hills Road No 10 around midnight. She was shifted to the police station. According to police, the woman, identified as Lisa, tried to leave the police station after gaining consciousness early on Sunday. She was enraged when told to wait until some acquaintance come to pick her up. She hurled abuses at the police personnel and threatened them. When police women tried to restrain her, she attacked them. She bit the hand of a woman constable and scratched the neck of another constable with her nails. The police women finally managed to overpower her. She told police that she hails from Nagaland and works for an Information Technology company in Madhapur. Police said they would hand over the woman to her parents. (IANS)

Tripura: BJYM burns Rahul effigy, Congress lodges FIR

Agartala: The opposition Congress in Tripura has accused activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the student wing of the ruling BJP, of burning an effigy of former AICC president Rahul Gandhi here. Senior Congress leader and former Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Gopal Roy said the BJYM activists had taken out a rally on Saturday and burnt the effigy of Rahul Gandhi in front of the Congress Bhawan. The party has lodged an FIR against state BJYM leaders over the incident, he said. “We condemn the act, which was planned by the ruling BJP to vitiate the political environment of the state. We have lodged an FIR against three BJYM leaders and would intensify our agitation till they are arrested,” Roy told reporters here on Sunday. Police said the FIR was lodged against BJYM state president Tinku Roy, secretary Vicky Prasad and vice-president Joynal Das and the case is being investigated. Convenor of TPCC ad-hoc committee Subal Bhowmik said, “Since Independence, we have never faced such a situation in Tripura. The ruling party has stooped so low that they burnt the effigy of our leader in front of our party office. This was a planned move by the BJP to provoke the opposition.” Responding to the FIR, state BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya said the Congress is making an issue out of the incident as they lack any political issue in the state. “The effigy was not burnt in front of the Congress Bhawan. It was done near the General Post Office. The Congress had on earlier occasions burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. (PTI)

Two dead, three injured in Assam road mishap
GUWAHATI: Two persons lost their lives in a road accident that took place at Namti area in Assam’s Sivasagar district on Saturday evening. A speeding Pulsar bike knocked down five persons at Dhodar Ali area at Namti on Saturday. The injured were immediately taken to Sivasagar civil hospital for treatment but the doctors asked for the victims to be transferred to Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh. Two of them lost their lives in the hospital while the other three are still critical. The deceased have been identified as Alhaj Maulana Dawood Hussain and Matu Begum. The bike rider has been identified as Maina Gogoi hailing from Adarsha village in Samguri. Following the incident, locals of Dhodar Ali area staged a protest against the incident. (Agencies)

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