The Assam Rifles in a series of operations has been able to nab a total of five cadres of different factions of the NSCN from different locations in Nagaland along with arms and ammunition.
The Mon Battalion of the Assam Rifles apprehended an NSCN(KN) cadre in NST Colony of Mon town in Nagaland.
“The cadre has been identified as Noktat Konyak of ‘Sec Officer’ rank. Recoveries included separate extortion notes to FCI, Mon, President Chamber & Commerce, Mon, threat letter for BDO & Inspector food & Civilian supply,” the AR stated on its Twitter handle on Saturday.
In another post on its Twitter handle, the AR stated that the Zunheboto Battalion apprehended one NSCN(K) cadre in Old Natha area under Zunheboto district of Nagaland.
The cadre has been identified as Nikato Yeptho. “Recoveries included 25 extortion slips, 33 non local identity cards & Rs 19000 in cash,” it added.
In another operation, carried out by the Zunheboto Battalion of the Assam Rifles, conducted in Longkhim town area of Nagaland, two NSCN(K) cadres were nabbed along with illegal arms and incriminating documents including one .32 pistol with magazine, 25 extortion slips, GPRN/NSCN(K), 49 leaves GPRN/NSCN(K) identity cards for non locals, another post of the AR on its Twitter handle on Saturday stated.
Besides, the Dimapur Battalion of the Assam Rifles apprehended an individual at Sovima village in Dimapur along with illegal weapons & ammunition including AK 56 Rifle, .303 Rifle, .22 mm Rifles, 9mm Pistol, .32 mm Pistol Beretta, magazines of AK 56 Rifle, magazines of .32 mm Pistol & live rounds, the Assam Rifles stated in another post on its Twitter handle on Saturday.