Arunachal Pradesh : One NSCN(IM) militant nab by Assam Rifles

by Hemanta Kumar Nath

Guwahati , Jan 11, 2017 : Security forces had apprehended a militant of NSCN(IM) from Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district, officials said.Kohima based Defence PRO Col Chiranjeet Konwer said that, based on specific intelligence input about presence of militant hiding at Niausa village, the Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of DAO division launched operation at the remote area and nabbed the militant.

The nabbed NSCN(IM) militant is identified as Self Styled Corporal Phawang Wangsu.“The militant is trying to terrorize and attempting forced extortion in Niausa village. The battalion swiftly launched an operation and apprehended the Self Styled corporal with a pistol, live ammunition and Opium.

Post spot interrogation he admitted allegiance to NSCN(IM), further divulging that he had joined the outfit in 2010 and had also undergone training in a NSCN camp in Dimapur,” the Defence PRO said.The security forces has been carrying out aggressive operations in the South ALP and this apprehension has struck a blow to the extortion activities being carried out by the underground cadres of the group in the area.