A militant belonging to the NSCN (R) surrendered with arms and ammunition before the Tirap Deputy Commissioner in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.

The militant, identified as self-styled private Telom Hangsik (25), of Old Kothung village in Lazu circle, surrendered before DC Taro Mize, the district police and the 6 Assam Rifles.

The surrendered militant deposited one pistol (.32), one live ammunition and a magazine. He had joined the outfit in May 2017.

Recently, 10 active cadres of various underground outfits surrendered before Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles in a joint operation with Longding Police in Arunachal Pradesh.

Four Self Styled cadres of NSCN(U), two of NSCN (R) and one each of NSCN-K(YA), NSCN (IM), NSCN (K) and ENNG, who gave up arms  before police on Thursday were all influential personalities in their outfits and were actively engaged in extortion and collection of taxes in the region.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com