AR apprehends 4 cadres

KOHIMA, MARCH 12 (MExN): Personnel of the Assam Rifles, on two separate incidents, apprehended four cadres and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession.

A press note from the PRO informed that troops of the 33 Assam Rifles apprehended three NSCN (IM) cadres on March 10 from the coal mines near Naginimora. According to the note, the cadres were “hiding in the huts of workers in the coal mine and had come with the intention of carrying out illegal extortion from contractors at the coal mine.” The apprehended cadres have been identified as Panreishang Tangkhul and Yalem Konyak, from the military wing, and Simon Konyak from the civilian wing of the NSCN (IM). It was further informed that arms, ammunition and “other war like stores” were recovered from the possession of the cadres.

In another incident, personnel of the 29 Assam Rifles recovered illegal arms and ammunition from a house, which the AR said belonged, “to an UG cadre named Qhevihie Chishi Swu from general area Model Colony, Purana Bazar.” While not specifying the name of the group, the note informed that one 9mm pistol, one point 38 revolver, five magazines of different arms and 146 rounds of ammunition were recovered. An FIR was lodged in this regard at East Police Station, Dimapur.