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Kijen Rangwang, a self-styled sergeant of the NSCN(K), was apprehended by the Khonsa battalion of Assam Rifles in Chinghan village of Tirap district on Sunday
Kijen Rangwang, a self-styled sergeant of the NSCN(K), was apprehended by the Khonsa battalion of Assam Rifles in Chinghan village of Tirap district on Sunday|EastMojo image
ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Arunachal: NSCN(K) ‘sergeant’ held in Tirap district

The Naga insurgent group member was apprehended following an operation undertaken by security forces on Sunday; 25 gm of opium, cash recovered from his possession

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Khonsa: Continuing its extensive operations against underground elements, the Khonsa battalion of Assam Rifles recently apprehended Kijen Rangwang, a self-styled sergeant of the NSCN(K) faction from Chinghan village of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh.

The self-styled sergeant was apprehended following an operation undertaken by the security forces on Sunday, an official press release informed on Wednesday.

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The security forces recovered around 25 gm of opium and some cash from the possession of Rangwang.

The civil population in the area have expressed a sign of relief following the arrest and appreciated the determined efforts of Assam Rifles for bringing peace and normalcy in the region, the press release added.