Assam

Assam: Army apprehends two NSCN(IM) cadres in Tinsukia

Guwahati-  Troops of Indian Army in a joint operation with Assam Police apprehended two cadres of NSCN(IM) near Ledo in Tinsukia District of Assam on Jun 14, said a defence press release.

Based on a specific input the joint team launched an operation and apprehended the cadres from the area. The apprehended cadres have been identified as SS Lt Col Rampong Hakhun @ Johny and SS Sgt Kochung Sangkey.

It is suspected that the individuals were actively involved in subversive and extortion activities in Upper Assam. The team also recovered one foreign made 9mm Pistol, one Point 22 Pistol, 10 live rounds of ammunition and Rs 10000/- in cash from the insurgents.

The apprehension of the said insurgents has instilled a sense of confidence in the local population and has dealt a major blow to the proscribed outfit. The apprehended individual has been handed over to Ledo Police Station for further investigations.

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