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Journalist attackers identified

Two NSCN (IM) cadres have been identified as being responsible for the recent attack.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2005 22:59 IST
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Two National Socialist Council of Nagaland(IM) cadres have been identified as being responsible for the recent attack on Xavier Rutsa, senior journalist of the daily Nagaland Post and Kohima correspondent for the Times of India, sources in Dimapur said.

According to the sources, 'Capt' Chuanga and 'Lt' Yanger Ao were taken into custody by the NSCN (IM) the day after the incident and were later taken to the outfit's Council Headquarters at Camp Hebron, Munglamukh where they were being interrogated. Reports in local dailies have also claimed that the two have confessed to having shot at the scribe in an inebriated condition and that the attack was not pre-meditated. Leaders of the NSCN (IM) leaders were however not available for comments, the reports said.

The police meanwhile have also identified the attackers and they would be asked to surrender, sources said. The victim is making steady progress at Oking Hospital where he is recuperating.