Assam Rifles nab NSCN (K) militant in Arunachal Pradesh
Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that, based on intelligence input, the Changlang Battalion under the aegis of DAO division conducted an operation at Malugaon village and apprehended a NSCN (K) militant.
The nabbed militant was identified as Nokhang Hakun
The Assam Rifle battalion swiftly launched an operation and apprehended the militant with a pistol and ammunition.
“Post spot interrogation he admitted allegiance to NSCN(K), he further divulged that he has been active part of the outfit since 2001 and has undergone training in NSCN training camp at Myanmar,” the Defence PRO said.
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.
Assam Rifles has apprehended three NSCN(K), five NSCN(IM), three NSCN(R) , one NSCN(U), two ULFA(I), one KCP, one NDFB militants and five OGWs since February.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)