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Joint Counter-Insurgency Team Arrests Three NSCN (R) cadres in Assam’s Sivasagar District

Namrup: In yet another successful counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast, the Santak Army Camp of DAO Division and Assam Police in a joint operation arrested three NSCN(R) cadres from Halwating in Sivsagar District on Wednesday.

A joint team of the Santak Army Camp of DAO Division and Assam Police were provided intelligence inputs of the presence two hardcore NSCN-R cadres in the area. The team after preparing a quick strategy followed the intelligence trails and arrested the suspected militants.

Police sources informed the media that the arrested NSCN (R) trio have been identified as Youngai (39), Pendum (42) and Nang Sung (35). Police also told that all the three arrested cadres were residents of the same village,  Mokokchung in Nagaland.

Following the arrest, Police recovered one Chinese Pistol, one magazine and two mobile phones.

Meanwhile the arrested trio have been handed over to Halwating police station for further interrogation and proceed towards slapping charges on the outlawed militants.

It may be mentioned that, the cadres have confessed that they assisted NSCN(R) in collection of extortion money and were actively involved in arms smuggling since some time in and around the region.