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Lamhainamdi Killing; SIT files chargesheet against 19 accused persons

Lamhainamdi Killing; SIT files chargesheet against 19 accused persons
(Photographs of Seven Arrested/Chargesheeted Accused | Photo: Nagaland Police)

Kohima, July 22 (NEx): The Special Investigation Team of PHQ in the State Crime Police Station has submitted chargesheet against Nineteen (19) accused persons belonging to different factions on July 22, 2021 relating to the firing and killing of three persons in Lamhainamdi Village on March 22nd, 2021.

Superintendent of Police (Crime) and PRO informed that the chargesheet has been filed U/S 302/120B/436/34 IPC r/w 25 (1A)25(1 B) (a)/ 27(3) Arms Act and 7/8 NSR. While seven accused persons out of nineteen persons charge sheeted have already been arrested by the SIT and currently in Judicial Custody, the lookout for other twelve (12) absconding accused persons continues.

The seven (7) arrested accused persons against whom chargesheet has been filed are, Kisheto Zhimomi (Head GB, Vihuto Village), Munwang Konyak (NSCN IM), Tongkhahao Sitlhou of Athibung, Vikheshe Achumi of Thilixu, Yepeka Kiba (NSCN IM), Lentilen Hangsing (NSCN U), and Livingson Awomi of Thilixu, PRO informed.

The SP also informed that the four (4) suspected persons who were arrested earlier in this case connection and subsequently granted bail are released from the case.

Earlier, a Suo motto case under sections 302/120B/188/34 IPC R/W 25 1B/27 (3) Arms Act was registered on 23/03/2021 against unknown persons by State Crime Police Station (SCPS) relating to the firing and killing of three persons in Lamhainamdi village on March 22, 2021.

‘Subsequently, a Special Investigation Team headed by a senior police officer was constituted for investigation of the case. The investigation had revealed that the nineteen (19) chargesheeted accused persons were part of the deep-rooted criminal conspiracy to
plan, prepare and execute the killing of three persons at Lamhainamdi Village,’ SP stated.

The SIT visited the makeshift camp in the jungle, which is 2-3 kms away from Vihuto Village, that was used for accommodation and preparation by
the charge-sheeted accused for the commission of the crime and collected various incriminating evidences.

During the course of investigation, the SIT seized various incriminating evidences such as photographs of Accused with Arms during their stay at makeshift jungle camp, videos, certain technical evidences, crucial material evidences such as ammunitions and other incriminating materials from the
Scene of crime.

Identities of few other unknown persons involved in this case are also being established. Further investigation in the case continue, PRO said.