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Assam Rifles troops nab NSCN (IM) militant

Assam Rifles troops nab NSCN (IM) militant

India Blooms News Service | | 31 May 2017, 09:53 pm
Guwahati, May 31 (IBNS): Security forces apprehended a hardcore militant of NSCN (IM) from Assam’s Tinsukia district on Tuesday night.

Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that based on intelligence input, the Assam Rifles troops under the aegis of DAO division conducted an operation at Ledo town on Tuesday night and nabbed a NSCN (IM) militant identified as Timsay Pongner.

“The battalions swiftly launched an joint operation and apprehended the militant. Post spot interrogation he admitted allegiance to NSCN(IM), further divulging that he has been associated with the outfit since April 2016 and has been actively supporting the outfit in its activities by carrying out extortion and providing Logistic support. He further informed about his involvement in getting treatment done of a NSCN(IM) cadre who got injured in IFC between NSCN(IM) and NSCN(K) in April 2016 at Phinbero,” 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.


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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