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Assam: Army apprehends NSCN cadre with arms, ammunition in Tinsukia

The Tinsukia police in Assam and troops of the Indian Army nabbed a cadre of the Isac Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) in Ledo in the district.

The cadre has been identified as Sargent Major Nongpong Handique. Police recovered a pistol, four rounds of live ammunition and two mobile phone sets.

Later, the cadre was handed over to the Ledo police for further legal action.

On June 9th, 2020, troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of the Indian Army in a joint operation with Arunachal Pradesh Police apprehended a cadre of NSCN (IM) near Nginu village in Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Also read: NSCN-IM cadre netted in Arunachal’s Longding district

Based on a specific input the joint team launched an operation and apprehended the cadre from the area. The apprehended cadre has been identified as SS Lance Cpl Mandem Pansa r/o Nginu village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is suspected that the individual was actively involved in extortion and recruitment activities in the district. The team also recovered one point 22 Pistol with magazine, three live rounds of ammunition and one mobile phone from the insurgent.

The apprehension of the said insurgent has brought a sigh of relief to the locals who have been facing the brunt of insurgency for long. The apprehended individual along with recovered stores have been handed over to Wakka Police Station for further investigations.

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