Dimapur, Aug. 23 (EMN): In an unprecedented incident, personnel of Assam Rifles rescued one person accused of thievery from irate mob of Kudei village in Tuensang district on August 23.
A defence report stated that on the morning of August 23, at around 0845 hr the locals of Tuensang in Kudei village gathered to give street justice to a local thief identified as Bendang Yimchunger (36), resident of Sotokhor village who was alleged of carrying out robbery in one of the local pan shop in the early morning hours.
It stated that the angry local mob tied up the individual to a electric pole and started beating him up badly. As per the eyewitness, the individual was caught by locals indulging in the act. It also stated that the accused was wanted by the locals for the past crimes he had committed in order to deliver street justice.
“The whole incident took place infront of 164 Infantry Battalion (TA) (H&H) NAGA Army camp, Subedar Pemba Tamang, who was present at the post. The officer, who visualised the repercussion of the street justice, immediately intervened and spoke to the mob and brought the situation under control, a defence release said.
The release stated that junior officer, by displaying his bravery, quickly dispersed the angry mob and stabilised the situation. The JCO along with his men cordoned the area and gave first aid to the thief and handed over him to local police officials on their arrival.
The release further stated that local police officials have appreciated the effort and initiative of Subedar Pemba Tamang of 164 Inf Bn (TA) (H&H) NAGA for showing the maturity and act of bravery while handling the angry mob in a peaceful manner.
After taking a brief account of incident, the police took the thief to Tuensang Police Station into their custody.