Two NSCN-IM militants apprehended in Arunachal

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Kohima/Guwahati, December 3: In a statement issued to the press, Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that the Changlang Battalion of Assam Rifles had launched an operation on December 1 at Mullong village.

The operation was kicked off on receiving intel-inputs from local sources about two NSCN-IM militants who had been carrying out extortion from the villagers.

The troops nabbed the two militants from the area and they were identified as Mohonong Tikhak and Ronong Tikhak and security personnel also recovered a pistol along with live ammunition and other incriminating documents from their possession.

“Changlang Battalion under the aegis of Dao Division has been carrying out relentless operations in south Arunachal Pradesh to keep the area peaceful and out of clutches of insurgents and these apprehensions will go a long way in creating fear among the anti national elements in the area,” Colonel Konwer said.

Recently, Security Forces have gone on the aggression mode and been carrying out several operations in South Arunachal Pradesh and this apprehension has struck a huge blow to the extortion activities being carried out by the militants of the group in the area.

Edited by: Arnab Jyoti Das