Nagaland: One NSCN-K militant held in Longleng district

Nagaland: One NSCN-K militant held in Longleng district

DIMAPUR, March 20, 2018: The Mokokchung Battalion of Assam Rifles during a search operation in Bhumnyu village of Longleng district in Nagaland apprehended a cadre of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang faction (NSCN-K) on Monday.

The arrested NSCN-K cadre has been identified as self-styled lieutenant of the militant outfit, Pongnyan Phom, aged around 44 years and son of one Nyahpa Phom, a resident of Bhumnyu village.

Basing on specific information, Mokokchung battalion of the Assam Rifles conducted a search operation in the village and arrested the suspected NSCN (K) cadre.

A press release issued by the Assam Rifles stated that Pongnyan Phom was actively involved in facilitating the cross border movement of cadres across the Indo-Myanmar border.

The individual had reportedly surrendered in April 2016 and had re-joined the militant organization in 2017.

The security forces also recovered one mobile phone with SIM card, one Aadhaar card, one joint interrogation report and surrender certificate from his possession.

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The accused along with the recovered items were handed over to Longleng Police Station for further investigation, it added.

Source: NELive

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