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KOHIMA | Aug 10, 2019:
The Assam Rifles on Saturday has refuted claims of AR personnel being involved in assaulting some youths and women in Zunheboto town in Nagaland on August 7.
Reacting strongly to the allegations, the AR has termed the claims as
"a malicious attempt at maligning the image of the Assam Rifles.".
In a clarification issued on Saturday, AR said that on August 7, based on specific input of presence of an armed cadre of NSCN (K-Yung Aung) faction in general area Project Colony, Zunheboto, troops of Assam Rifles launched an operation at around 5:30 pm along with a police representative from Zunhebhoto police station. On reaching the intended location it was observed that the locals, women included, were beating up an individual.
"The Assam Rifles troops then intervened to save this individual…
"…Mr Hito Sumi then also spotted in the crowd and apprehended. The crowd then turned violent and began pulling out the apprehended cadre from the custody of Assam Rifles. Exercising absolute restraint, the troops managed to move the armed cadre away from the mob to a secure location where the individual was found to be in possession of a 9mm Pistol. On questioning him it was revealed that he was a SS Capt of NSCN (K-YA) faction."
They reiterated that the Assam Rifles troops exercised "absolute restraint and did not harm or assault anyone among the public with rifle butts as is being alleged."
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