Arunachal Pradesh: Assam Rifles hits hard on NSCN(R) stronghold in Tirap district
ITANAGAR: Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles under DAO Division launched an operation in which four hardcore cadres were neutralised and their hideout destroyed.
Based on intelligence input of a NSCN(R) temporary camp in the vicinity of Kheti village (07 Km from Khonsa), meticulous operation was planned and three columns were launched and the general area was cordoned. As one of the columns closed in towards the camp, they came under heavy automatic fire. The troops retaliated and in the ensuing gun fight, two hardcore cadres viz SS Capt Jano Tekwa and SS Sergeant Major Lombho Pangsa were neutralised and one AK 47 rifle and a pistol was recovered.
Till last report, search and combing operations were in progress.
Ironically this group was raised on moral high ground of 'Reformation' but very soon the cadres indulged in deplorable activities like other terrorist groups.
The cadres of this group were becoming a bane for locals as they were indulging in illegal activities of extortion, arms dealing and drug peddling in Khonsa and nearby villages.
This operation is a major relief to the residents of Tirap district and will provide relief and succor to the residents from extortion and oppressive activities of terrorist cadres.