State Special Task Force has been deployed at Thongtso Village

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Kohima, 19th Nov: Following the incident of November 18, 2020 at Thongtso Village, Thonoknyu area, where unknown miscreants reportedly killed one person and injured another and torched several houses. Additional Security Forces along with the State Special Task Force has been deployed at different strategic locations in and around the affected place to prevent further escalation of violence, according to Nagaland Express.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to ensure a speedy and fair investigation. Report said that, DGP Nagaland T John Longkumer along with the Commissioner, Nagaland and IGP(R), Nagaland rushed to Tuensang on the same day to assess the situation. The DGP has sent a strong message that no perpetrators shall be spared, and strict action shall be initiated, as per law against persons involved in the incident.

A criminal case has been registered under Thonoknyu Police Station under various sections of the laws. (Case No. 02/20 U/S 302/307/326/120(B)/435 IPC r/w 25(1b) Arms Act).

The report also said that extensive raids were carried out at suspected locations, under the supervision of Additional SP and SDPO Tuensang, in the evening hours of November 18, 2020 and 4 (four) weapons have been seized.