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Assam: Security forces apprehended NSCN(IM) area commander

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The apprehended individual is the deputy of Self Styled Major General Absolom Tangkhul of NSCN (IM) who is believed to be involved in the killing of MLA Mr Tirong Aboh.


Guwahati

In a major breakthrough security forces apprehended NSCN(IM)’s Self Styled Major Anok Wangsa, who is the area commander of Longding-Charaideo-Mon region.

Based on specific  information,   a joint operation of Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police was carried out on Sunday, resulting in the apprehension  of Self Styled Major Anok Wangsa, said a defence press release.

The  operation was launched in the early hours of 14 July 2019, which involved search of a designated area and laying of ambushes on suspected routes to intercept the movement of the cadre. At around 03:30 AM, one of the teams intercepted a vehicle which was moving on the Namtola – Jampan Axis and immediately identified and apprehended the individual. Search of the vehicle yielded concealed weapons and ammunition.

The individual confirmed that he had hidden more weapons, ammunition and war like stores in his house located on Assam – Nagaland border.

The teams then carried out a detailed search of his house which resulted in recovery of large cache of arms, ammunition and war like stores to include one AK-56 Rifle, many pistols and more than Rupees five Lakh  in cash.

The apprehended individual is the deputy of Self Styled Major General Absolom Tangkhul of NSCN (IM) who is believed to be involved in the killing of MLA Mr Tirong Aboh.

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