Nagaland: 2 NSCN-K cadres nabbed from Dimapur by Assam Rifles!
DIMAPUR MAY 24: The Assam Rifles apprehended 2 top ranking NSCN (Khaplang) cadres, reportedly involved in extortion, from Dimapur yesterday . According to a release issued by PRO of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) Lt. Col. Amitabh Sharma informed that based on specific information regarding presence of armed NSCN (K) cadres, 32 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) alongwith police representative launched a search operation in general area Duncan Basti in Dimapur District yesterday.
The release said during the search, troops of Assam Rifles apprehended two suspected individuals identified as SS Sgt. Maj. T Rongsen Ao, 37, and SS Under Secretary Wapang Ao, 38, of NSCN (K). The apprehended individuals revealed that they were involved in extortion and subversive activities in Dimapur and its neighbouring areas.
The apprehended were handed over to West Police Station of Dimapur town for further investigation. In a separate release the PRO of the IGAR (N) said based on specific information regarding presence of an arms dealer, 41 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) alongwith police representative launched an operation in Thahekhu area of Dimapur yesterday.
During the search, Assam Rifles apprehended an individual alongwith one Point 22 mm Pistol and magazine. The apprehended individual was aged 35 yrs, resident of Thahekhu village in Dimapur. On interrogation he revealed that he was involved in illegal procurement and smuggling of arms in Dimapur. The apprehended alongwith the recovered items were handed over to Sub Urban Police Station, Dimapur for further investigation.