Security forces in Arunachal Pradesh have apprehended two militants, one each of NSCN (IM) and NSCN (R) in the past 48 hours. The Assam Rifles, during an operation at Sonking Village under Jairampur sub-division of the district, arrested one NSCN (IM) corporal, who has been identified as Ngshingbam Nalung. During interrogation, Nalung admitted that he was a self-styled corporal in the NSCN (IM), and a part of a larger group of cadres, led by Major Damting Tangkhul. The security personnel also busted a hideout of the outfit, which consisted of 10 temporary huts, near Sonking village. The rebels have been using the hideout as an adhoc base for their operations in the neighboring villages.
In another operation, the Assam Rifles, along with the Jairampur police, arrested a militant of NSCN (R) from 17 Mile area of the district. A 9 mm pistol with magazines and cash were seized from the possession of the militant, who has been identified as Private Chajong Mossang. A criminal case has been registered against the arrested cadre.
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