7 arrested for possessing arms

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Kohima, Feb 18 (UNI) Police today arrested seven people from Kangstung village in Mokochung district of Nagaland and recovered several illegal arms from them.

Police said the arrested, reportedly the supporters of sitting Independent MLA T Tali, were suspected to have created violence in the Tuli Assembly constituency during the March 5 polls.

Recently, three persons were killed and many injured, some of them still in hospitals, in pre-poll violence at Kangtsung village.

Security has been beefed up and Indian Reserve Battalion deployed in the village as a precautionary measure, sources added.

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