Guwahati: Based on specific intelligence received from own local sources regarding the movement of injured NSCN (R) insurgent in general area Namtok line, Namdang an operation was launched by the 9th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles at Namtok on 11 January 2019.
During the operation, one NSCN (R) injured insurgent identified as Self Style Corporal Roni Kungkho aged 22 years, a resident of Ngotomg, District - Changlang (Arunachal Pradesh) has been apprehended. One .32mm Pistol & 03 rounds of live ammunition has been recovered from the NSCN (R) insurgent.
On questioning Self Style Corporal Roni Kungkho revealed that he along with 8 armed insurgents of NSCN (R ) including Self Style Captain Tika were moving in general area Kenon Basti where a firefight took place between Army and NSCN (R) insurgents at around 0600 hours on 11 January 2019 in which Self Style Corporal Roni Kungkho got hit by bullet and he flew away from firing sight to Namtok line with small arm.
It is to be noted that the insurgent was later administered first aid by unit RMO and further taken to North East Coal Field Hospital for medical treatment at Margherita.
The apprehended NSCN(R) insurgent was handed over to Police Station Margherita and First Information Report was lodged. Also, four more cadres were apprehended by para Security Forces.
This operation is part of the ongoing crackdown by security forces on the terrorist organization active in Upper ASSAM wherein there have been many apprehensions of the insurgents.
It may further be mentioned that on Thursday there were suspected movements of the ULFA-I cadres at Phaneng village under Margherita subdivision near Assam Arunachal Pradesh border, Lekhapani Police, Jagun Police along with security forces jointly launched an operation under the supervision of Tinsukia Superintendent of Police, Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta.
Earlier, speaking to The Sentinel Digital, Lekhapani Police Station, the officer in charge, Monweshwar Bey said, “We had inputs from our sources that some movements were being carried out in Phaneng, Wara and Mungkham village near Assam Arunachal Border from last two to three days. We are yet to ascertain the reasons for their movements, however, we continued our operation.”
OC Bey also stated that the incident was reported at around 11 am in the morning when some alleged ULFA-I cadres open fired on the police and security forces from the forest area.
“We counter fired upon them, however, there were no casualties reported from their side. Later, they escaped from the spot,” OC Bey added further.