A joint team of NIA and local MI Unit in Nagaland arrested a self-styled Lieutenant of the militant group NSCN-IM, Yangte Josaham, for his alleged involvement in the killing of Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and ten others.
Yangte Josaham, a self-styled lieutenant of NSCN-IM and area commander of the outt in Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district. He was arrested from Dimapur in Nagaland on Friday.
Sitting MLA and NPP assembly poll candidate Tirong Aboh and 10 others were shot dead in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on May 21.
A home ministry official had said that militants from the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) are suspected to be behind the attack, adding that the place where Aboh was killed is under the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).
Earlier, NIA had registered a case under 302,307, 34 of Indian Penal Code and two other accused namely Sethok Kangnong and Napong Jenpi Jenip were arrested in connection with the case.
Aboh, who was a sitting National People's Party (NPP) MLA, and his son were among 11 people shot dead by unknown militants, on 21 May 2019, in the Bogapani area of the Tirap district near the Assam-Arunachal border ahead of the declaration of election results. The killing of Aboh was believed to be politically-motivated and orchestrated by NSCN operatives holed out in the region.
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