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Sat, 24 Aug 2019

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Arunachal MLA murder: NSCN(IM) area commander held

Arunachal MLA murder: NSCN(IM) area commander held
July 16
14:37 2019

NET Bureau

Deputy of Self Styled Major General Absolom Tangkhul of NSCN (IM), Major Anok Wangsa, who is believed to be involved in the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh was apprehended by security forces. 

On May 23 last, National Peoples party (NPP) MLA, Tirong Aboh from Khonsa West constituency along with 10 others were killed by suspected militants in Arunachal Pradesh.

In a statement the Army said, “A major breakthrough in the conduct of a highly successful surgical operation resulting in apprehension of the NSCN-IM area commander of Longding-Charaideo-Mon region has been carried out. Based on specific information, a joint operation of Indian ArmyAssam Rifles and Assam Police was carried out on Sunday, resulting in the apprehension of Self Styled Major Anok Wangsa, Area Commander of NSCN-IM.” 

The operation was launched in the early hours of Sunday which involved search of a designated area and laying of ambushes on suspected routes to intercept the movement of the cadre. At around 3.30am 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 army added that the individual confirmed that he had hidden more weapons, ammunition and war like stores in his house located near 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 which included one AK-56 Rifle, many pistols and more than Rupees five Lakh in cash. “Apprehension of this individual has been greatly welcomed by the locals of districts of Mon (Nagaland), Longding (Arunachal Pradesh) and Charaideo (Assam).” 

 

 

Source: The Economic Times

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