Two NSCN (Reformation) rebels were apprehended by the 13 Assam Rifles on Saturday from Lingtoi village in Jairampur area in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district.
The Two NSCN (Reformation) rebels identified as self-styled sergeant major N Mungrey and cadre Jongsham Chena are residents of Lingtoi village. Two pistols, several live bullets and one motorcycle were recovered from their possession.
Sources told Northeast Now that the two apprehended insurgents were involved in extortion activities in the Assam-Arunachal border areas.
On February 1, two suspected ULFA (I) and PLA militants were killed by Assam Rifles jawan. They were identified as Manab Deori alias Maniram Asom of ULFA (I) and Hira Singh of PLA. It is believed that two suspected militants of CorCom group were behind the recent Namsai ambush in which a jawan was killed.
Sources further said recently the rebel groups have become very active in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border because of the pressure from their top brass.
“After demonetization the rebel groups of Northeast taking shelter in Myanmar camps were hit hard and running out of money and the top brass instructed them to extort money as much possible by carrying out subversive activities in Assam and Arunachal,” sources told Northeast Now.
The NSCN (R) formed on April 6, 2015, is one of the five factions of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) which was founded by the late Isak Chishi Swu, Thuingaleng Muivah and late SS Khaplang way back on January 31, 1980 with the goal of establishing a sovereign Naga state ‘Nagalim’ consisting of all Naga inhabited areas in North East India and North West Myanmar. The other factions of the NSCN are NSCN (IM), NSCN (K), NSCN (U) and NSCN (KK).