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Illegal activities in commercial hub of Nagaland, Dimapur under control


Since the implementation of Dimapur Police Action Plan (DPAP) in 2015, crimes especially extortion related cases have decreased in the district and extra enforcement have been made for controlling extortion and illegal taxation activities

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

The commercial hub of Nagaland, Dimapur, which had been known as the state’s centre of crimes and other illegal activities in recent times, has seen a decline in the “unwanted activities within” and crime rate in the city is now under control, claims Commissioner of Police, Dimapur.

Giving an overview of law and order situation in Dimapur for this current year at a press conference called at his office chamber on Wednesday, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, said that the law and order situation in Dimapur district since the beginning of this year has been “peaceful and under control”.

Maintaining that since the implementation of Dimapur Police Action Plan (DPAP) in 2015, crimes especially extortion related cases have decreased in the district and also said that under the action plan, extra enforcement have been made for controlling extortion and illegal taxation activities which saw the same coming down during the last four months.

He also added that the traffic personnel are executing extra enforcement in order to prevent road accidents especially along the highways.

Highlighting the crime status since January 1 this year till December 21, ADCP (Crime) and PRO, Dimapur, Bharat Laxman Markad, stated that the major chunks of crimes under IPC, Special and Local Law, registered cases were of theft majority being two wheelers which stood at 280 cases registered where 83 persons were arrested.

Theft cases registered in 2020 was 313 which saw a decline this year while 98 cases of extortion were registered and 138 persons being arrested.

10 cases for attempt to murder and 11 murder cases were registered where 20 and 7 persons involved respectively were arrested.

Kidnapping and abduction cases registered stood at 36 where 81 persons were arrested, a rape case was also registered for which a person was arrested.

He said that altogether, out of the total 738 crime head cases registered under IPC, 642 persons have been arrested including those under causing death due to negligence, grievous hurt, assault on women, burglary, robbery, dacoity, criminal breach of trust, forgery, cheating, rash driving, arson, cruelty by husband or relatives, other IPC, POSCO Act, UA (P) Act, Arms Act, Explosive Act, NLTP Act, NDPS Act, DC Act, Foreigner’s Act and other SLL.

Major Achievements on NLTP Act/DC & NDPS Act, Extortion & Arms Act Cases

On major achievements by the Dimapur police this year, Bharat Laxman said that out of the total 71 registered cases, 92 persons have been arrested with seizure of 25,301 bottles of various brands of IMFL, 990 tablets of Syabu, 1303 Kgs of contraband ganja, 1.687 grams of brown sugar, 1Kg 427.5 grams of Heroin, 800 Grams of CrystalMeth@Ice (Methanphetamine), 35000 tablets of WY, 19000 Nos of Samper Plus, 400 Nos of Nitrosum tablets, 610 bottles of banned Cough Syrup and an amount of Rs.107,500.

He also mentioned that out of the total 158 extortion and arms Act cases registered, 197 persons were arrested with seizures of 77 arms and 1087 rounds of ammunitions, extortion slips, seven numbers of Grenade, 16 Nos of Detonators, two metres of Cordex wire, Rs.1801115 in cash, nine Nos of Program Timing Device, one Door Bell Device, and nine numbers of All Time Switch.

The ADCP (Crime) and PRO, Dimapur, also informed the media that total number of cases booked under Non-FIR, which is a non regular case taken for preventive measures included 15000 while traffic enforcement have challaned 24,600 defaulters.

Breakthrough in the investigation of Kidnapping of a minor & a teenager 

The PRO, Dimapur, while highlighting about the breakthrough in the investigation of a minor being kidnapped on September 10 this year from Muslim Patti, Purana Bazaar, Dimapur, said that a written FIR was received from the father of the minor victim stating that his minor son of three years had been kidnapped at around 4.40 PM by some unknown persons.

In this connection, PRO said that a case was registered at East Police Station, Dimapur, and during investigation, five persons identified as Dilwar Hussian (21), Joboraj Mech (26), Rahul Narzary (24), Md Yashin Ali (32) and Vikram Singh (21) were arrested after which the minor victim was rescued.

In another case of kidnapping incident, the Dimapur police PRO said that after receiving a written complaint from Lungwangdamle stating that her minor son, Fokuruddin (16), was kidnapped by some unknown persons after which, a call was received for the safe release, a case was registered and following the investigation, three NSCN (IM) cadres involved identified as “ss” Leacy, Shikaho Achumi, “ss Pvt” Yeka Aye, and Nchumthung Shitiri, were apprehended while the minor victim was rescued.

October 27 Firing Incidents

Receiving a written FIR from Nagaland Post Editor-In-Chief, Geoffrey Yaden, on October 27 stating that “three shots” were fired in the “air” by some miscreants where the first shot was fired near the gate of his residence while another two shots were fired outside his office gate (Nagaland Post), Bharat Laxman informed that in his connection a case was registered at West Police Station, Dimapur, under relevant Sections of the IPC.

In another similar incident, Laxman informed the media persons that a written FIR was also received from Chairman, Landmark Colony, Dimapur, S Bendang Ao, and President, Dimapur Ao Youth Organization (DAYO), Duncan Unit, Dimapur, the same night stating that unknown miscreants had blank fired in the residential area between 6.30 pm to 6.50pm.

In this regard, Laxman informed that a case was registered at West Police Station, Dimapur.

In another similar incident the same night, after receiving a Suo-Moto FIR at West Police Station, Dimapur, stating that gun shots had occurred at two locations at Notun Bosti and at Oriental Colony, Dimapur, Laxman said that an empty case was recovered from Oriental Colony after which a case was registered at the same police station.

In the course of the investigation, the ADCP (Crime) and PRO Dimapur said that three persons were arrested and later identified as SS Kilonser, NSCN-K (Nikki), Nikato Pilot Sumi (31), SS Sgt Major, NSCN-K (Nikki), Awang Konyak, and SS Sgt NSCN-K (Nikki), Wahkoi.

On interrogation, the PRO said they were all ascertained to be involved in all the three cases of the October 27 firing incidents.

He also said that arms and ammunitions recovered and seized from the three accused included— one AK56 Rifle, 2 Nos of AK56 Mag, HK 33 Rifle (5.56×45), HK 33 Rifle magazine (2), 7.65 Pistol (ITALY No.8536), 7.65mm magazine (1), 9mm magazine (1), HK 33 Rifle Live Round (117), 7.65 mm live round (17), one .22 Mag, HK 33 Empty Case (6), 7.65 mm Empty Case (2), Rifle Slings (2), RT Handset (2) Knife (4), torch (3), pouch (black colour-2), brown bag (1), Laptop Bag (1), documents of NSCN-K (Nikki) group, documents file folders (3), Led Solar light (1), one ID Card (Ceasefire), mobile handsets (5), and wrist watches (3).

An amount of Rs.1,82,700 were also recovered from the accused possession while the Bolero SLX (White Colour) used while committing the crime was also seized, the ADCP (Crime) added.

Fraud Case

After receiving an FIR from General Manager, Nagaland Co-operative Bank Ltd, Dimapur, Ningsangwaba, stating that unknown miscreants had fraudulently withdrawn through ATM an amount more than Rs.2 Crore, Laxman informed that in connection with it, a case was registered at West Police Station, Dimapur, and during the investigation, a person identified as Gyanendra Singh (26) of Janta Colony, Mohali, Punjab, was arrested.

Cyber Crime

Stating that an FIR was received from MLA and advisor to government of Nagaland, Tovihoto Ayemi, about a fake facebook profile being created using his identity and sending friend request to people asking for monetary favours, PRO stated that a case was registered at Sub-Urban Police Station, Dimapur, and during the course of investigation, two persons were arrested identified as Sunil Kumar (21) of Punjab, and Dipak Bouri (38) of West Bengal.

Dimapur Police issue advisories during this festive season

Meanwhile, in view of the ongoing festive season, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, on Wednesday has issued advisories for adherence in the interest of public safety and road traffic convenience.

According to the advisories, road traffic related enforcement would be re-enforced around Dimapur city centre and Purana Bazaar/Chumukedima Highway stretch for which the public have been requested to maintain strict adherence to all road traffic related rules.

Informing that the Special Armed Deployment as per the District Action Plan would continue at strategic locations around the district to thwart extortion/illegal taxation related activities, Tetseo stated that Dimapur police would continue to deploy Special Armed Escort to escort trucks/goods vehicles bound for Dimapur or in transit towards Kohima from New Field/Dellai Gate till Medziphema.

However, he said that in case of any emergencies, contact numbers of officers and police stations have been made available on its website or could contact Police Control Room Helpline number 100 or mobile number-7085055050 which are in service 24 hours.

Tetseo also informed that temporary licence for selling of fire crackers have been issued from his office, however, he added that manufacture, sell and use of fire crackers generating noise not exceeding 125 DB (AI) or 145 DB (C) pk at the distance of 4 metres from the point of bursting and joined fire crackers are prohibited.

He, therefore appealed the public not to burst the fireworks within 100 metres radius from silent zones (hospitals/healthcare centres/educational institutes, religious places) while also informing that on Christmas and New Year Eve, fireworks would be permitted from 11.55 pm till 12.30 am.

Also on both the eve, public/evening street vendors have been requested to avoid overcrowding around busy market place obstructing the thoroughfare and road traffic at busy traffic intersections like City Tower/Holy Cross Point/Delux Point/New Flyover.

The Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, informed that all restaurants/lounges/night carnivals/night bazaars should be closed by 10 pm.

With the spread of the new COVID-19 variant “Omicron”, the Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, further requested public to maintain strict adherence to all COVID-19 related medical protocol especially in public places.


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