Nagaland: Assam Rifles nabs NSCN-IM cadre from Kohima village

KOHIMA, March 20: In an operation in Kohima village, near the state capital town of Kohima, the troops of Assam Rifles apprehended one NSCN- IM cadre along with arms and ammunition.

According to a statement issued by the PRO of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) said based on specific information regarding presence of armed cadres in general area Kohima Village, troops of 41 Assam Rifles, along with police representative, launched an operation in D Khel area of Kohima Village, near here on Saturday last.

During conduct of the search, one individual was apprehended along with one point 22 mm Rifle, one point 22 mm (GSG5) Rifle, one AK-47, one magazine of point 32 mm, 87 live rounds of assorted ammunition and 10 fired cartridges. The apprehended revealed that he holds rank of Kilonser (minister) in NSCN (IM).

He was handed over to Kohima North Police Station along with recovered arms and ammunition for further investigation, it said.


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