NSCN(IM) rebel arrested from Arunachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 13:54

Itanagar: In a crack down security forces
have arrested a self styled captain of NSCN (IM) from Khonsa town in Arunachal Pradesh`s Tirap district, official sources said Tuesday.

Personnel of 19 Assam Riffles and state Police arrested
the militant, a Myanmarese national, in an operation last
evening in the area, which is near the Arunachal
Pradesh-Nagaland border following a tip off, official sources
informed today.

The man, who hails from Rokho village of Myanmar had
been placed as town commander of Longding and Wakka in
Arunachal Pradesh by the Shongshen battalion of NSCN(IM), the
sources said.

One 9 mm Chinese pistol with two live cartridges, two
mobile phone handsets, cash and one fake driving license was
recovered from the rebel.
The sources said the phones had in its records the
numbers of top NSCN(IM) cadres, its local conduits and few
highly placed people of the district.

With the arrest altogether six rebels of the outfit have
been apprehended in Arunachal Pradesh in the last couple of
days.
The security forces also arrested the owner of the house
from where the rebel was arrested. Following his interrogation
several other linkmen were also rounded up by the police, the
sources added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 13:54

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