The Assam Rifles, in a joint operation with police, have apprehended three cadres of Nikki Sumi-led NSCN (K) at Jail Colony in Kohima, an Assam Rifles release said today.

Based on specific input, the troops on Wednesday launched an operation in the area and apprehended the three cadres, the release said.

Three live rounds of 5.56mm pistol, three live rounds of 7.62mm pistol, three grams of a contraband item and 15 extortion notes mentioning a total of Rs 2. 59 lakh and Rs 10,190 in cash were recovered from them.

The apprehended cadres, along with the recovered items, were handed over to the South police station in Kohima.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com