In a joint operation, Army troops along with Assam Police apprehended one overground worker (OGW) of the NSCN(K) near Ledo in Tinsukia district of Assam on Thursday.

Based on a specific input, the Army troops launched a joint operation with the Assam Police in an area near Ledo and apprehended the sympathiser of the proscribed group, said Guwahati-based defence public relation officer Lt Col P Khongsai.

The apprehended individual has been identified as Shante Limbu, son of Dor Bahadur Limbu, a resident of Phulbari in Jagun, said the defence PRO.

“During the operation, the troops also recovered one .22 pistol and live ammunition,” Khongsai said in a statement.

The apprehended overground worker of the militant outfit along with recovered weapon and ammunition has been handed over to Tinsukia police station for further investigations, he added.

In another statement, defence PRO Khongsai said: “In its fight against COVID-19, Indian Army in association with Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh (AMCH) conducted a voluntary blood donation camp at Dibrugarh in Assam on April 30, 2020.”

Due to COVID-19 lockdown, non-availability of blood donors had led to shortage of blood in the local hospitals.

A medical team from AMCH, Dibrugarh under Dr Cheng Know Weingken along with Medical Officer of Army supervised the blood donation camp.

A total of 40 army personnel volunteered and donated their blood for the cause, Khongsai added.

The locals and civil medical fraternity appreciated the efforts of Army towards the fight against COVID19 and expressed their gratitude for the valuable contribution.

Army blood donation camp
A view of the blood donation camp organized at Dibrugarh. Image credit – Northeast Now

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