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NSCN-IM warns against corruption

Kohima: The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) on Sunday said it would maintain “zero tolerance” policy towards indiscipline and corruption in the group.

Isak Chishi Swu, president of the NSCN, in a statement said the policy had been adopted to salvage the group from degeneration. Swu said Naga struggle had survived the ravages of time because of the exercise of constraint for the past 60 years, but said there was an increasing propensity to indiscipline.

Girl killed

Dhubri: An eight-year-old girl, identified as Salima Khatoon, died on the spot when a speeding truck ran over her on National Highway 31 at Garer Hat under Halakura police station in Dhubri district on Sunday. Halakura police intercepted the truck and arrested the driver.

2 injured in fight

Dibrugarh: A police constable, Kanta Das, and an AGP worker, Pradip Phukon, were hospitalised in Tinsukia on Sunday afternoon after they assaulted each other following an altercation over parking a vehicle. Sources said the police constable was not on duty when the incident took place.

Rebel held

Imphal: Assam Rifles personnel gunned down a suspected militant at Wangoo Sandangkhong in Bishnupur district on Sunday. One 9mm pistol with three live rounds was found on him. In another incident, Assam Rifles personnel detected an IED at Langthabal Kunja in Imphal West on Sunday. Later, the bomb was safely exploded.
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