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Security forces nab NSCN(IM) militant in Arunachal Pradesh
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Security forces nab NSCN(IM) militant in Arunachal Pradesh

India Blooms News Service | | 18 Feb 2017, 09:46 pm
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IBNS): Security forces apprehended a self styled sergeant of NSCN(IM) from Khonsa area in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, officials said on Saturday.

Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that, the Khonsa Battalion under the aegis of DAO division conducted a successful operation in Khonsa town on Friday evening and nabbed the NSCN(IM) cadre.

“Jenhu Tinlom, self styled Sergeant of NSCN (IM) was apprehended based on specific intelligence about presence of cadre trying to terrorize and carryout extortion in Khonsa town," he said.

Security personnel also recovered a pistol and live ammunition in possession from him.

“Post spot interrogation he admitted allegiance to NSCN(IM) and further divulged that he had joined the outfit in Aug 2016 and had also undergone training in a NSCN camp in Dimapur for three months as an active cadre,” the Defence PRO said.

“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,” Konwer added.

 

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)