The Khonsa battalion of Assam Rifles on April 13 apprehended one Khampai Wangsu a self-styled Second Lieutenant of NSCN-IM on charges of extortion from Old Laptang village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The NSCN-IM militant was involved in terrorizing villagers of Old Laptang to extort money from them. The cadre was nabbed with pistol and ammunition. He was involved in numerous heinous crimes like sending demand letters, kidnapping and extortion activities in the area.
The security forces have been carrying out aggressive operations in Arunachal Pradesh and foiled extortion activities by the underground cadre of NSCN-IM in the area. This operation has tightened the noose around the group and has brought relief to the local population.