GUWAHATI: Troops of Indian Army in an operation carried out on Thursday apprehended one active cadre of the NSCN (IM) near Ledo town in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.
In an official statement issued on Friday by the Public Relation Officer (Defence), Guwahati, the Indian Army aid, “Based on a specific input the troops launched an operation and apprehended the cadre from the area.”
The statement said, “It is suspected that the individual was actively involved in extortion and recruitment activities in Ledo and Margherita.”
According to the statement, the troops also recovered one Point 22 Pistol (USA made) along with four rounds of live ammunition and Rs 1830 in cash from the possession of the individual.
The apprehended individual along with the recoveries have been handed over to the Ledo Police Station for further investigations.