BENGALURU: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested Atoshe Chopey a cadre of banned outfit of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), allegedly the prime accused of terrorist attack on the Assam Rifles personnel earlier this year.
“In a major breakthrough, based on a secret information developed by NIA, along with a team of Bangalore Police, arrested Atoshe Chopey (27), a cadre of NSCN(K), who is the prime accused in the terrorist attack on Assam Rifles personnel at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima, Nagaland, on 26th March, 2015,” NIA said in a statement.
“Chopey, hailing from Zunheboto district of Nagaland, is an active cadre of armed wing of NSCN (K),” it added.
“He was detained from the lodge today and later arrested after confirmation of his identity. During preliminary interrogation, he has confessed his involvement in the crime,” it further said.
The statement also said that Chopey was produced before the local Magistrate in Bangalore.
“NIA will secure transit remand for producing him before NIA Special Judge in Dimapur in the coming days,” it also added.
Chopey was a part of four member team of NSCN (K), which carried out the attack with AK rifles and pistols on an unarmed groupof Assam Rifles personnel waiting for a bus at a bus stop in Kohima, an NIA statement said.