The Arunachal Age

—— News & Views of the People ——

Deputy of NSCN-IM leader involved in Tirap killings nabbed


An area commander of the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) was apprehended along with arms and ammunition by a joint team of Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police on Sunday.

The arrested rebel, self-styled major Anok Wangsa, is the NSCN-IM s area commander of Longding-Charaideo-Mon region.

Security forces said he was the deputy of self-styled NSCN-IM major general Absolom Tangkhul who was believed to be involved in the killings of Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and ten others in Tirap on May 21.

Accompanied by his son, personal security officers and party workers, Aboh was travelling to Khonsa in Arunachal from Assam s Dibrugarh when the militants ambushed their vehicles. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the case but the security forces sniffed the hand of NSCN-IM in the attack.

Anok was constantly threatening locals and demanding money from them. The local population has borne the brunt of this behaviour of NSCN-IM. Their cadres, in total contempt of ceasefire ground rules, are moving around outside their designated camps intimidating traders and contractors and continue to collect unauthorised money for personal gains of a few. The group has also attempted to disrupt peace in the neighbouring districts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, a defence statement said.

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 3:30 am, 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 statement said.

The arrested rebel confirmed that he had hidden more weapons, ammunition and war like stores in his house located on Assam-Nagaland border, it added.

The security forces after carrying out detailed search of his house recovered large cache of arms, ammunition and war like stores which include one AK-56 Rifle, many pistols and more than Rupees five lakh cash.

The apprehension of the militant has been greatly welcomed by the locals of Mon (Nagaland), Longding (Arunachal Pradesh) and Charaideo (Assam), the statement said.


Press bodies condemn violence against news channel staff in Assam

ITANAGAR, DEC 14: In solidarity with its fellow press members of Assam,....


Cong challenges CAA in SC

NEW DELHI, DEC 14: Congress leader T N Prathapan on Saturday knocked on....


CAA will rip apart soul of India: Sonia

NEW DELHI, DEC 14: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday attacked....


104 stranded Arunachalees evacuated from Assam

CHANGLANG, DEC 14: One hundred four Arunachalees stranded in the....


MWS celebrates its 50th Foundation Day

YINGKIONG, DEC 14: Modi Welfare Society (MWS) celebrated its Golden....


US, UK, other countries issue advisory for NE states

GUWAHATI, DECEMBER 14: Several countries, including the United States,....


Folk artistes perform in NE Cultural Yatra

PASIGHAT, DEC 14: Under the three-day Discover North East - Cultural....


India s new citizenship law may have its implications: US diplomat

NEW DELHI, DEC 14: A top American diplomat responsible for monitoring....


NET exam postponed

GUWAHATI, DEC 14: The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for candidates....


India s idea diminished

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act marks a turning point in the country s....


Meghalaya demands ILP

SHILLONG, DEC 14: The Meghalaya government has decided to convene a....


CAA protests spread to Sikkim

GANGTOK, DEC 14: As the protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act....

Corporate Address

D-Sector, Naharlagun, Itanagar

Pin - 791110, Arunachal Pradesh

Copyright © Arunachal Age - 2019 - 2020