As many as 8 rebels belonging to two NSCN factions surrendered in Arunachal Pradesh.

The 8 rebels surrendered before the Arunachal Pradesh Police in Longding district.

Of the 8 surrendered rebels 6 belong to NSCN-KYA and two belong to NSCN-IM.

The 8 NSCN rebels laid down arms before the SP of Longding district on Thursday.

Longding SP – Vikram Harimohan Meena said that the surrender of the 8 rebels is a result of concerted efforts and relentless pursuit by the district police and the Assam Rifles.

“Those who surrendered held important positions in their respective outfits and were engaged in extortion activities,” SP Vikram Harimohan Meena informed.

“It is a positive development in the counter insurgency operations in Longding district,” SP Meena added.

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Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Longding district – Bani Lego was also present when the rebels surrendered.

Lego, while welcoming the surrendered rebels to mainstream, asked them to start a new beginning and live a normal life.

Lego also cautioned them from going back to the path of violence again.

Surrender certificates were handed to the eight rebels, a statement from the DC office stated.

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The surrendered NSCN cadres have urged other rebels to shun violence and join mainstream.

The surrendered militants stated that “they wanted to relinquish the path of violence, so had made up their mind long back to surrender”.

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