2 NSCN-R cadres arrested

2 NSCN-R cadres arrested

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Security forces apprehended two NSCN-R cadres from a village under Miao police station in Changlang district and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

Acting on specific inputs regarding presence of suspected NSCN-R cadres in old Songking village under Miao PS area, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Miao Police by SDPO Tashi Darang and Inspector R Khomrang, OC PS Miao under the supervision of district SP J K Lego conducted the joint operation to apprehend the suspects in the intervening night of Feb 5-6.

During the cordon and search operation conducted in the suspected house at Old Songking, the suspected persons were noticed running towards the jungle in a bid to flee but were immediately chased and apprehended.

They were identified as Channong Matcha, 18, of Khimyong village under Khimyong PS and Jimreves Kimsing, 20 of Old Songking. On spot interrogation and body search, arms and ammunition including one .22 pistol with magazine, 3 numbers of live .22 rounds and 3 numbers of live 5.56 mm rounds were recovered from them.

A case has been registered at Miao PS and investigation launched, according to a police source.

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