NSCN-IM leader held on murder charge, in CBI remand

Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 16:39

Itanagar: Five days after his arrest by
CBI, self-styled lieutenant of NSCN-IM Kaping Luikham was
being interrogated at an undisclosed location in Arunachal
Pradesh in connection with the assassination of former Lok
Sabha member Wangcha Rajkumar, three years back, a top police
official said.

`Capt` Luikham, who was picked up by the CBI’s special
crime branch (Kolkata) from Imphal on Tuesday, was on
Wednesday brought to Deomali, where the murder took place, via
Guwahati, a top police official said today.

Hours after arrest, the investigating agency had
produced Luikham, a resident of Konghan village of Manipur’s
Ukhrul district, in the court of the Chief Judicial
Magistrate, Imphal West, who sent the rebel to seven days`
transit remand of CBI for interrogation.

Luikham is the third cadre of the outfit to be
apprhended by the CBI.

Rajkumar was shot dead by two unidentified men when he
was playing badminton at Deomali community hall in Tirap
district on December 23, 2007.

The investigating agency earlier arrested two
militants Ramchan Longlen and Toche Wangsu - on March 3 and
April 7 respectively last year.

Four other rebels, named accused in the case, are
absconding.

After handing over the murder case to the CBI in
December 2007, the state government has been asking for
expeditious outcome of the probe while various organisations,
particularly the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU)
demanded that the outcome be made public.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 16:39

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