Army-police arrested two NSCN (IM) cadres with arms in Assam:
Guwahati, April 26: 2 cadres with arms arrested by Army-police in Assam. Indian army and police had apprehended two hardcore cadres of NSCN (IM) in Assam and recovered arms and ammunition.
Troops of the Indian army in a joint operation with Assam police apprehended a cadre of NSCN (IM) near the Lalpahara area in Tinsukia district.
Guwahati based Defence PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said that, based on a specific input, the joint team launched a search operation in the area on Friday evening and during the operation, the troops apprehended one NSCN (IM) cadre.
The 2 cadres with arms arrested by Army-police in Assam were identified as Raju Bramo hailing from the Golaghat district of Assam.
During the operation, the troops also recovered one point 22 pistol and four live rounds of ammunition in possession from him.
The apprehended cadre along with the recovered weapon was handed over to Lekhapani police station for further investigations.
Earlier in another operation, troops of the Indian army also apprehended a senior cadre of NSCN (IM) near Titabor in Jorhat district of Assam.
Based on a specific input, the troops launched a swift operation and established a Mobile Vehicle Check Post in the area and during checking of the vehicles, the troops apprehended one NSCN (IM) cadre who was trying to escape from the check post.
The apprehended cadre was identified as Nyaoba Konyak alias Nweypa hailing from Mon district of Nagaland.
Security personnel had recovered two USA made Beretta pistols with two magazines.
The apprehended NSCN (IM) cadre along with recovered weapons was handed over to Titabor police station for further investigations.