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Assam Rifles-Meghalaya police arrest NSCN-K’s finance secretary from Shillong

Assam Rifles-Meghalaya police arrest NSCN-K’s finance secretary from Shillong

India Blooms News Service | | 19 Nov 2017, 08:55 pm

Guwahati, Nov 19 (IBNS): In a major breakthrough for the security forces after the finance secretary of banned outfit NSCN-K was arrested from Meghalaya’s capital city Shillong on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.

 Inovi Avika Achumi, finance secretary of NSCN-K, was arrested in a joint operation carried out by the troops of Assam Rifles and Meghalaya police from Demseiniong area in Shillong.

East Garo Hills district Superintendent of Police Davies R Marak said that following a tip-off, the troops of Assam Rifles and Meghalaya police had jointly launched an operation at Deseiniong area, where Inovi Avika Achumi hiding since couple of days.

“We were informed from about Achumi’s presence in Shillong area and kept surveillance on his movement and activities. Intelligence informed that, Achumi hiding at Deseiniong area and staying at a rented house near NEEPCO office. Finally the troops raided at his hideout on Saturday night and arrested him,” East Garo Hills district SP said.

Security personnel also detained Achumi’s wife and brother-in-law, but later they were released.

The top police official said that, security personnel did not recovered any arms and ammunition in possession from Achumi.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya police has started interrogation him to collect information of NSCN-K.

Achumi is a most wanted militant of National Investigating Agency (NIA).

NSCN-K is active in Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and some parts of Myanmar.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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