In a major blow to the militant organizations in the area of Tinsukia district of Assam, one senior NSCN (R) insurgent was apprehended from 9 Mile at Jagun in Tinsukia district on Sunday.
The militant was apprehended during a joint operation conducted by Indian Army and Assam Police.
Based on specific input received from reliable sources regarding presence of NSCN (R) insurgent in general area of 9 Mile, the joint operation was conducted last week.
During the operation, NSCN (R) insurgent identified as S S Sergeant Major Daniel Sankey s/o Jongku Sangkey, r/o Thaho village -1, Near Pangsau Pass, India was apprehended.
One pistol with magazine and five rounds of live ammunition were also recovered from him.
The apprehended cadre along with recovered arms and ammunition has been handed over to police for investigation.