TNT News | ITANAGAR, 09 Jan, 2018:
In a major setback to NSCN (U), a Self Styled Private of the outfit identified as Khungam Pansa was apprehended by security forces on Monday evening from Longding in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to Defence PRO (Kohima) Col C Konwer, based on specific input of a cadre trying to terrorize and extort money from Zedua colony, Longding, the Longding battalion swiftly launched an operation and apprehended the Self Styled Private with a pistol, live ammunition and opium.
“Longding battalion under the aegis of DAO DIVISION has been carrying out relentless operations in south Arunachal Pradesh to keep the area peaceful and out of clutches of insurgents and this apprehension will go a long way in creating fear among the anti national elements in the area,” Col Konwer said.
Post spot interrogation, the cadre admitted to being active part of the banned outfit since 2016 and had undergone training at NSCN training camp. The cadre has been actively involved in extortion activities in Longding district.
“The Security Forces has been carrying out aggressive operations in the South Arunachal Pradesh and this apprehension has struck a blow to the extortion activities being carried out by the underground cadres of the group in the area,” added the Defence PRO.