Guwahati, July 7, 2019
The Indian Army has destroyed an undesignated hideout of the insurgent group NSCN-IM at Kekru Naga Village in Manipur on July 5th, 2019.
“Based on a specific input NSCN-IM cadres camping in village Kekru Naga and carrying out illegal extortion in general area Nungba, a well-coordinated operation was launched on the night of July 5th, 2019,” Indian Army’s Eastern Command said in a tweet.
“However, seeing the troops advancing toward their camp, the cadres fled leaving a huge amount of arms, ammunition, uniform and other war-like stores,” it added.
An active cadre of the largest insurgency group in the Northeast was also apprehended after he was found trying to hide among people in plainclothes, the Army said.
The NSCN-IM has a ceasefire with the Centre since 1997 and it has to report the location of all its camps to the Army. The NSCN-IM was formed in 1980. It is led by Thuingaleng Muivah with a sole aim to establish a sovereign Naga state.