Bokajan: A suspected cadre of People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK), a militant group formed by former NDFB (S) head IK Songbijit, was arrested by Karbi Anglong police in the district headquarter of Diphu on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police and 5th APBN staff launched an operation in the general area of Rongchitim, Diphu and arrested the suspected PDCK cadre while the latter was moving towards Manza in a Mahindra Bolero. The arrested cadre has been identified as Sukursing Milk, a resident of Inglongkiri Den Gaon area under limits of Dokmoka Police Station. A .22 pistol with six live ammunition and cash amounting to Rs 63,500 were recovered from his possession.
“The arrested cadre is suspected to have been involved in a series of extortion cases in and around the district. He has also reportedly admitted to be a former cadre of the disbanded KLNLF and had been residing in a rented apartment at Rongnihang, Diphu,” a release from the police stated.