Troops of Indian Army in a joint operation with Assam Police have apprehended two cadres of NSCN (IM) near Ledo in Tinsukia District of Assam on Jun 14.

The apprehended cadres have been identified as SS Lt Col Rampong Hakhun Johny and SS Sgt Kochung Sangkey. They have been handed over to Ledo Police Station for further investigations.

“Based on a specific input the joint team launched an operation and apprehended the cadres from the area. It is suspected that the individuals were actively involved in subversive and extortion activities in Upper Assam,” reads the statement.

The team also recovered one foreign-made 9mm Pistol, one Point 22 Pistol, 10 live rounds of ammunition and Rs 10,000 in cash from the insurgents.

The apprehension of the said insurgents has instilled a sense of confidence in the local population and has dealt a major blow to the proscribed outfit.

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