Four NSCN(IM) cadres have been arrested for allegedly attempting to hijack an SUV vehicle near the New Medziphema area on National Highway 29 in Dimapur district.
Confirming this, Dimapur Police in a release issued on Sunday said the incident took place on Friday.
A Maruti vehicle used by the arrested cadres was seized by the police.
Two of the arrested cadres have been identified as 45-year-old self-styled ‘major’ K.S. Yaoreingam under Litan police station in Ukhrul district of Manipur and 40-year-old self-styled ‘major’ Hovishe Yeptho under Aghunato police station in Zunheboto district of Nagaland.
The other arrested cadres are 41-year-old self-styled ‘2nd Lt.’ Sashimatsung under Chuchuyimlang police station under Mokokchung district of Nagaland and 19-year-old self-styled ‘Lance Corporal’ Kohringtha under Chakpikarong police station of Chandel district in Manipur, the release said.
A case has been registered at Medziphema police station in this connection.
In another incident, the Crime Branch of Dimapur Police apprehended one person, identified as 34-year-old Wisdom Yurnganing of Thoyee village under Ukhrul of Ukhrul district of Manipur for illegal possession of around 990 grams of Crystal Meth drugs from Naharbari junction area here on January 7, the release said.
A case has been registered at the East police station in the connection.