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Dimapur Police Commissioner claims less extortion

Armed deployment as per District Action Plan would continue at strategic locations around the district to ‘thwart extortion or illegal taxation related activities.’

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Kohima: Dimapur Police Commissioner Rothihu Tetseo has stated that the law and order situation for the last 12 months in Dimapur was ‘peaceful’ and ‘under control,’ as the Dimapur is the business hub of Nagaland with the highest number of crime-related cases in the town.

Addressing a press conference at his official chamber at Police Commissioner, Dimapur Police Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) and PRO of Police Bharat Laxman Marked informed yesterday that Dimapur Police has added more enforcement for controlling extortion and illegal taxation activities under the Dimapur Police Action Plan.

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Bharat highlighted the crime statistics of the past 12 months, covering Crimes under IPC and Special and Local Law. Extortion was the second most prevalent crime in Dimapur with 98 cases registered and 138 arrests.

The third most frequent crime was the violation of the Arms Act as 58 cases were registered and 59 arrests were made. He highlighted major achievements, extortion and arm act cases, a breakthrough in the investigation, firing incident, fraud and cybercrime.

Armed deployment as per District Action Plan would continue at strategic locations around the district to ‘thwart extortion or illegal taxation related activities.’ Dimapur Police will continue to deploy special armed escort to escort trucks or goods vehicles bound for Dimapur or in transit towards Kohima.

Extortion was in Dimapur with 98 cases registered and 138 arrests. The third most frequent crime was the violation of the Arms Act as 58 cases were registered and 59 arrests were made.

Violation of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act (38 cases and 56 arrests) and kidnapping & abduction (36 cases and 81 arrests) came in fourth and fifth respectively in the list.

Among the major achievements, the report stated that 71 cases were registered in connection with Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act, 1989 Drugs and Cosmetics Act and NDPS Act where 92 persons were arrested while 158 cases were registered in connection with extortion and Arms acts cases where 197 persons were arrested, he said.

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