Security forces busted a hideout of NSCN (IM) militants in Nagaland:

Kohima, April 28: Security forces had busted a hideout of Naga outfit group NSCN (IM) militants in Nagaland Mon district.

Continuing with efforts to check violation and enforce Cease Fire Ground Rules, a joint operation comprising of troops from the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, and Nagaland police had busted a temporary hideout of NSCN (IM) near Longting area in Mon district on Sunday evening.

NSCN (IM) militants hideout busted in Nagaland
NSCN (IM) militants hideout in Nagaland.

Based on a specific input regarding setting up of a temporary hideout by NSCN (IM) militants, a search operation was launched by the troops in the area and during the operation, a temporary hideout comprising of a living area with 8-10 beds and a kitchen was busted by the security forces.

The troops also recovered rations, utensils, and other ancillaries from the camp.

The hideout was destroyed in the presence of a police representative.

Hideout destroyed in the presence of  police representative.
Hideout destroyed in the presence of police representative.

Later, the items recovered from the camp were handed over to Tizit police station and an FIR was lodged for violation of Cease Fire Ground Rules by NSCN (IM), for further investigations.

On the other hand, security forces had apprehended two active cadres of NSCN (K-YA) near the Yoching area in the Mon district of Nagaland.

utensils found at militant hideout
Utensils found at the hideout.

Based on specific inputs, the troops Assam Rifles and the Indian Army launched a joint operation in the area and apprehended two militants identified as Kabato Sema and Lokivi Sema.

The troops also recovered one point 32mm pistol, 10 point 32 mm live rounds, and Rs 25,000 in cash during the operation.

The apprehended militants along with recovered items were handed over to Mon police station for further investigations.