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NAP official suspended for violence
Press Trust of India, PTI
Kohima, February 26, 2003
First Published: 12:04 IST(26/2/2003)
Last Updated: 12:04 IST(26/2/2003)

Commandant of 8th Nagaland Armed Police (NAP) battalion Viccashe was on Wednesday suspended following violence at the Deputy Commissioner's office at Zunheboto on Monday, official sources said.

About 100 men of the 8th NAP battalion stationed at Naltoga on the outskirts of the town gheraoed the DC's office on the suspicion that their postal ballots for today's state assembly polls were being tampered with.

They detained 20 staff members for about eight hours over the inadequate number of postal ballots prepared by the district election office.

The police personnel ransacked the office premises damaging furniture, windows, vehicles and poll-related materials.

Communication lines between the office of the DC, who is also the election officer in the district and the Chief Electoral Officer here were disrupted, the sources said.

The situation was brought under control and complete normalcy restored after civil and police officials rushed to Zunheboto from here.


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