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Nagaland: Rebel leader’s son, his wife in trouble for brandishing firearms at wedding

Photographs of the wedding ceremony held at Dimapur took social media by storm as the newly wedded couple were seen brandishing assault rifles.

Written by Debraj Deb | Kohima | Published: November 12, 2019 1:13:25 pm
Nagaland Home Minister's son, his wife land in trouble for brandishing firearms at wedding Bohoto Kiba and his wife are seen holding an AK 56 and M16 assault rifles. (Source: FB)

The Nagaland Police will take legal action against Naga rebel and insurgent outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Unification (NSCN-U) and Home Minister Kilo Kilonser’s son, Bohoto Kiba and his newly wedded wife for brandishing sophisticated firearms at their wedding ceremony on November 9, Nagaland Director General of Police T. John Longkumer said.

Photographs of the wedding ceremony held at Dimapur took social media by storm as the newly wedded couple is seen brandishing an AK 56 and M16 assault rifles.

Nagaland Home Minister's son, his wife land in trouble for brandishing firearms at wedding Photographs of the wedding ceremony took social media by storm.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Nagaland DGP T. John Longkumer said, “We know about (photographs of) the bride and the groom. I have instructed the Commissioner of Police to take legal action. He will report back to me soon.”

Commissioner of Dimapur R. Tetseo was not available for comments on the subject. However, it has been learnt that the police has started investigating the issue and will take action soon.

NSCN-U is a breakaway faction of NSCN (IM), headed by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, and is one of the seven insurgent outfits of Nagaland which are currently in peace talks with the Indian government.

Bohoto Kiba hit the headlines a few years back after he threatened to kill journalists for writing “self styled” while describing military designations of the insurgent outfits.

The pictures received mixed reactions on social media, some people called it as “heights of lawlessness” while some described it as “..matter of insanity”, others defended the couple saying it was their “personal choice”.

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