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NSCN(IM) cadre involved in extortion apprehended in Arunachal

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The continuous efforts, relentless pursuit, and joint operations by 6th Assam Rifles and Tirap Police to apprehend various underground cadres active in Tirap district trying to disrupt peace and harmony and carrying out sabotage activity against security forces have been paying huge dividends. Based on specific input regarding the presence of NSCN (IM) cadre a special operation was launched by 6th Assam Rifles along with Tirap Police on 19th November 2021 to intercept the movement of the suspected cadre who was later apprehended on 20th Nov 2021 by the joint team.

The apprehended hardcore insurgent has been identified as Self Styled Captain (Khapur) Honrang Kongkang of NSCN (IM) who is a close associate of Self Styled Colonel Apem Tangkhul, the operational commander of NSCN (IM) of Tirap District, Self Styled Captain Sina Mophuk of NSCN (IM) and Self Styled Major Victor Tangkhul of NSCN (IM). The apprehend was involved in carrying out extortion activities and planning sabotage activities against the security forces. The apprehended insurgent also revealed the involvement of NSCN (IM) in planning an ambush and IED attack against security forces in Sanliam village on 21 Oct 2020.

A Pistol and live ammunition were also recovered from the insurgent. The apprehended insurgent, along with recoveries is being handed over to Laju Police station for further interrogation.

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