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Assam Rifles along with Nagaland Police apprehends 5 NSCN(IM) cadres

Troops of Assam Rifles in an operation apprehended five active cadres of NSCN(IM) near Tseminyu in Kohima District of Nagaland on Jul 04.

In a joint operation with state police, troops of Assam Rifles Wokha (Nagaland) battalion apprehended five active cadres of NSCN (IM) from general area Tseminyu road junction on 04 Jul 2020 & also recovered arms & ammunition from them.

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Earlier, troops of Assam Rifles in a joint operation with Nagaland Police apprehended three cadres of NSCN (K-YA) near Old Showba, Nikheku and Thilixu village in Dimapur, Nagaland between June 27th-28th, 2020.

Based on specific inputs, the troops launched an operation and apprehended the cadres belonging to the proscribed group from the area. The apprehended cadres have been identified as SS Secy Hoto Swu, PS of SS Brig Akhao Zhimo, Fin Kilonser; SS Captain Huto, and SS Leacy Rolem. The team also recovered one HK Assault Rifle with the magazine, one Point 22mm Rifle, one Single Barrel Rifle, one Grenade, two Pistols, assorted ammunition, and Extortion slips.

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The apprehended individuals along with recovered items have been handed over to Diphupar Police Station for further investigations.

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland is a Maoist Naga nationalist separatist group operating mainly in Northeast India, with minor activities in northwest Myanmar until 2012. Two major factions of NSCN include NSCN (K), led by S. S. Khaplang; and NSCN (I-M), led by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah. On 6 November 2015 in response to an attack on an army convoy in Manipur India designated The NSCN (K) a terrorist organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs labels NSCN a major insurgent group.

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