The Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles busted an NSCN (IM) temporary camp at New Ngaolong in Peren district, an Assam Rifles release said on Monday.
Acting on specific information regarding the presence of armed NSCN (IM) cadres in the area, the Assam Rifles troopers launched a search operation on August 7 and noticed the presence of a group of 10 to 15 NSCN (IM) cadres in the temporary camp, the release said.
When the Assam Rifles column approached the camp and asked the NSCN (IM) cadres to surrender peacefully as per ceasefire ground rules guidelines on the morning of August 8, the cadres responded by bringing down heavy volume of automatic fire on the security force column, it said.
The release said the NSCN (IM) cadres abandoned the camp and fled taking cover of the thick jungle and foliage later. The camp was destroyed by the Assam Rifles column.
The Assam Rifles said this act of NSCN (IM) was a gross violation of the ceasefire ground rules.