BOKAJAN, April 2: Khatkhati police arrested two youths for the possession of illegal arms along the Assam-Nagaland interstate border here on Friday.
Based on specific information, the police intercepted two youths riding on a two wheeler Scooty in the Sunday Bazaar area adjacent to Nagaland border. On frisking them and checking their Scooty, the police recovered one 7.65 pistol with two live ammunition from the vehicle.
Police arrested both the youths and have also seized the two wheeler in this connection. The arrested duo have been identified as Nikoto Swo (25) and Arunato Swo (26). Both are residents of New Colony under East Police Station in Dimapur.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arm was brought for sale into the area and further investigation is on, to ascertain the exact cause for possessing the illegal weapon,” a senior police officer said.