11th Aug 2020 10:08:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

KHONSA, Aug 11: District and Sessions Court, Khonsa, on Monday convicted two NSCN(K) terrorist for extortion in a case dating back to 2017. On completion of the trial on August 10, District and Sessions Judge, Khonsa, H Kashyap convicted the accused Wangfai Wangsa and Kekho Homkhu and sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment for three years with a fine of rupees Ten Thousand each to be paid to the state. Accused Wangphai Wangsa is also convicted under Section 14 of Foreigner Act for illegally entering Indian Territory. It is ordered that after serving the term of imprisonment, Wangsa should be deported to Myanmar.
Basing upon specific input from source in the morning hours of 5th May 2017, a Company (D-Coy) of 16th Assam Rifles consisting of Major Ajit Chaudhary, one JCO and 20 Riflemen conducted search operation at Kamka village under Pongchau Circle of Longding district, towards India-Myanmar border. At about 0530 hrs the company cordoned off the suspected hut and apprehended Wangphai Wangsa, 2nd Lieutenant, a Myanmar National and another Kekho Homkhu Self Styled Corporal, a resident of Lazu, Tirap, both members of NSCN(K). The miscreants had made a hide-out at a jhoom hut for collecting house-tax/extortion from Konsa, Kannu, Jagan and Khasa Village.
The company later handed over the said miscreants along with the seized materials to Longding Police Station and written FIR to the said effect was filed. On completion of investigation, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Longding, L L Singpho laid the charge sheet against the accused persons. The hearing of the case was conducted through Virtual Court using video conferencing due to the lockdown situation for Covid-19. Even though there was sufficient proof that the accused are members of NSCN-(K) who possessed illegal arms but due to lack of prosecution sanction and FSL report to that effect no conviction is recorded under Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act and Arms Act against the accused person. DIPRO

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