FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, May 5: The Aruchal Pradesh Police has beefed up security measures to maintain law and order in three troubled districts of Changlang, Tirap and Longding following May 3 ambush of NSCN (K) in galand’s Mon district where eight security personnel were killed.
“We have taken all precautiory measures including intelligence sharing, erecting of check posts and deployment of additiol forces in all vulnerable areas of the districts bordering galand,” DGP S Nithiandam told reporters here Tuesday evening.
He said security was also strengthened throughout the state to maintain law and order.
On April 2 last, three Army personnel were killed and four injured when suspected NSCN militants ambushed their vehicle in Aruchal Pradesh’s Tirap district bordering galand.
The ambush on the last of the four vehicles of the convoy took place around 6 AM at Tupi village along Khonsa-Longding road.
The NSCN-K pulled out of its 14-year ceasefire agreement with the government on March 27 last.
The police chief informed that on February 2 last a meeting of the core group on security was organized here to assess the law and order situation in the state and the measures to be taken.
Meanwhile, Tirap police in a major breakthrough arrested three extortionists from Assam’s Tinsukia district on may 2 last and recovered cash and other incrimiting objects from their possession.
The three accused identified as Wangchin Wangpan, a surrendered NSCN (K) rebel), Nokwang Wangsu and Pavitra Gogoi trespassed into the Rama Krish Mission School at rottam gar in the district on April 26 and robbed cash of fourty thousand rupees besides other valuables from the secretary of the school and demanded another ten lakh from the school authorities before May 2.
“We have constituted a high level team and a massive manhunt was launched which was extended to several districts of the state including Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts in Assam. The accused were arrested when they came to collect the demanded amount from the ASTC bus station at Tinsukia,” the DG informed.
On interrogation, it was revealed that the heist was planned by the three as they badly in need of cash, Nithiandam added.
Home Minister Tanga Byaling who was also present during the press briefings, rewarded 9 police personnel from the Call Monitoring Control Unit (CMCU) of the police headquarters along with 19 personnel of the operation team for solving the case.