KOHIMA: The troops of Assam Rifles apprehended two NSCN- KN cadres for extorting in Zunheboto town area. According to a statement issued by the PRO of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) informed that based on specific input, 5 Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (North) conducted an operation in Sumi Gate at Zunheboto town on 09 February.
During the operation two NSCN (KN) cadres were apprehended who were indulging in extortion activities in Zunheboto town. The apprehended were identified as one Self Styled Sergeant Major and Self Styled Corporal. Among other items, the cadres were also in possession of an extortion note addressed to the Engineer of the Nagaland Irrigation Department of Zunheboto.
The apprehended cadres along with recovered items were handed over to Zunheboto Police Station. This would serve a dent to the menace of extortion in the region, the statement said.