DIMAPUR, Nov 13 - Dimapur Police today arrested two cadres of the NSCN (Kitovi-Neokpao) � Ato Sumi (23) and Mughaho (28) � for allowing unauthorised display of firearms by a couple after their marriage ceremony here on November 9 in contravention of ceasefire ground rules. The married couple were also arrested, but later released on a bail bond.
The arrests were made after taking suo moto cognizance and subsequent verification of the case, which was widely circulated on the social media, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police and Public Relations Officer of Dimapur Police, T Relo Aye, said.
The police had on Tuesday registered a case at the Diphupar Police Station against the couple after pictures and videos of the bride and groom holding automatic rifles went viral. The groom is reportedly the son of the �kilo kilonser� (home minister) of NSCN (KN) or GPRN/NSCN, Bohoto Kiba.
The pictures of the newly-wed brandishing the assault weapons as part of the post-wedding photoshoot in 5th Mile here on November 9 were picked up by the media, forcing the Nagaland DGP T John Longkumer to act. He instructed the Dimapur Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo to probe the case.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Congress president K Therie said the sense of lawfulness and obedience to law is no more in existence in Nagaland.