Guwahati, August 10: In a search operation by troops of Assam Rifles, five NSCN (KN) cadres were apprehended. Based on specific information regarding presence of armed cadres, 36 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) along with police representative launched the operation in general area Athibung, Peren District in Nagaland on 09 August 2017.
During the search, troops of Assam Rifles along with the cadres ceased one 9 mm Pistol with magazine, two 7.65 mm Pistol with magazine, 41 live rounds of assorted ammunition, one notepad and eight extortion notes belonging to NSCN (KN).
The apprehended individuals were identified as Sitang Zeliang (32), Ramriwi Zeliang (35), Nzuakan Zeliang (32), Anthony Zeliang (30) and Babu Zeliang (22). The cadres belonged to Samzuiram village, Tening village, Samzuiram village and New Beisuimpui village respectively. The apprehended along with the recovered items were handed over to Jalukie Police Station for further investigation.