Three prime accused in connections with killing of KRA cadres arrested

The three accused were apprehended by 36 Assam Rifles at Lilen-B village, Peren district, Nagaland on Wednesday and brought back to Kangpokpi by the SIT.


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A special investigation team (SIT) of Kangpokpi district police arrested three prime accused in connection with the killing of two Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) cadres, including its self-styled army chief.

A press note issued by Cyber and Media Cell, Kangpokpi district police stated that the three accused has been identified as Satminthang Hangshing, 34, son of (Late) Lalpao Hangshing of Lhungtin village; Lamginlal alias Lalcha Chongloi, 38, son of Lunsat Chongloi of Lhungtin village; and Lunginhao alias Robert Hangshing, 33, son of Jiten of Phaikon village, Kangpokpi district.

Lhungtin is a sub-divisional headquarter in Kangpokpi district located around 25 km from its district headquarter.

It is said that the three accused were apprehended by 36 Assam Rifles at Lilen-B village, Peren district, Nagaland on Wednesday and brought back to Kangpokpi by the SIT.

The arrested persons were produced before the court and remanded to police custody for 10 days for further investigation.

The two deceased KRA cadres, Janggin Baite alias Andy alias Jetlee, 42, son of (Late) Tongpao Baite and Lamginlen Hangshing, 22, son of (Late) Hellal Hangshing of Tingpibung village were shot at the residence of Janggin located at Lhungtin, Kangpokpi district by some unknown armed miscreants on April 30 at around 10:30 pm.

Janggin was a self-styled army chief of KRA, which is under suspension of operation with the government, and Lamginlen was his bodyguard.

The SIT was formed under the supervision of SP of Kangpokpi district, PG Singsit and it has additional SP (Law and Order), Thangkhochon Haokip and OC of Saikul Police Station, inspector Thangpu Kipgen.

 
 
 
First Published:June 4, 2021, 12:42 a.m.

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