Dimapur, Nov. 19,2020: Aftermath the tragic incident at Thongtso village on November 18, Tuensang police recovered four weapons during extensive raids at suspected locations under the supervision of an additional superintendent of police (ASP) and sub-divisional police officer (SDPO).
Earlier November 18, 2020 at Thongtso Village, Thonoknyu area, unknown miscreants reportedly killed one person and injured another and torched several houses.
A police report issued by the PRO of Tuensang DEF stated that additional security forces along with the state special task force have been deployed at different strategic locations in and around the affected place to prevent further escalation of violence. It also stated that a criminal case has been registered vide Thonoknyu police station case No. 02/20 U/S 302/ 307/ 326/ 120(B) / 435 IPC r/w 25(1b) Arms Act.
It stated the director general of police (DGP) along with the commissioner and inspector general of police (IGP) rushed to Tuensang on the same day of the incident to assess the situation. It added that by an order from the DGP Nagaland, a special investigation team (SIT) from police headquarters (PHQ) has been constituted to ensure a speedy and fair investigation.
Meanwhile, the DGP has sent a strong message that no perpetrators would be spared and that strict action would be initiated as per law against those persons involved in the incident.