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NSCN (K) rebel bbed

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

Itagar, Feb 27: Delivering yet another blow to the NSCN (K), the Changlang Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Dao Division apprehended a cadre of the outfit from Mulong village in the district.

The cadre, identified as Machow Ngaimong, was arrested from the village on Sunday during an operation launched by the Assam Rifles team based on specific intelligence inputs, Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer informed in a communiqué today. The arrested rebel was involved in terrorizing people and carryout extortion in the village.

A pistol and live ammunitions were recovered from his possession.  On interrogation, the cadre admitted allegiance to NSCN (K) and further divulged that he has been actively working for the outfit for the last seven years. With this arrest, the security forces have so far apprehended several cadres of the outfit in the past two weeks. The security forces have been carrying out aggressive operations in the district and the arrest of the cadre has struck a blow to the extortion activities being carried out by the underground cadres of the group in the area.

The operation has tightened the noose around the group and has brought relief to the local population of the district, the communiqué added.