The 19 Assam Rifles (AR) based at the Tirap district
headquarter Khonsa during its operations in the area had
apprehended NSCN(K) self styled corporal Tedam Ngowa at
Deomali on August 11, official sources said on Saturday.
The ultra was arrested following a tip off Kheti
village and seized one .22 mm pistol with magazine, five .22
mm live rounds, besides Rs 2,500 and Kyat 20 (Myanmar
Ngowa, who confessed that he was involved in extortion
and issuing threats to locals, was handed over to the police
yesterday, the sources said.
In another operation 14 Rajput regiment yesterday
apprehended two NSCN (K) cadres from Longkhao village in
Pongchau Circle under Longding sub Division.
They had camped at the village to carry out extortion
on behalf of the faction.
One .22 mm rifle with magazine, four .22 mm live
rounds, one banet, one dagger, one mobile phone with SIM card
and documents including receipts of extortion money were
recovered from their possession, the sources added.
Itanagar: Ahead of Independence Day,
security forces have apprehended three hardcore NSCN(K) ultras
from troubled Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh since
First Published: Saturday, August 13, 2011, 14:44