Tinsukia: Eight cadres belonging to the various factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) surrendered before a joint team of the Arunachal Pradesh Police and the Assam Rifles on Tuesday.

The cadres were identified as self-styled Lance Corporal Nyaipho Gangsa, 33, self-styled Private Bowgang Gangsa, 38, self-styled Sergeant Wangkiak Wangsa, 25, self-styled Private Alem Wangpan, 30, self-styled Private Banthak Wangpan, 32, self-styled Sergeant Khuapoh Wangpan, 27, self-styled Corporal Nokthat Wangpan and self-styled Wangjep Wangsu, 27.

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According to sources, altogether five cadres from NSCN-KYA and three cadres from NSCN-R surrendered before the joint team of security forces headed by the Superintendent of Longding Police Vikram Harimohan Meena. “The cadres, some of who were holding influential positions, were engaged in extortion and collection of taxes,” a source informed EastMojo.

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“The concerted efforts, relentless pursuit and human approach of Longding police and Assam Rifles to convince the insurgents to come over ground and join the mainstream paid dividends,” the source added.

On April 1 this year, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notified Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts along with four police stations — Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Namsai district, Roing police station in Lower Dibang Valley district, Sunpura police station in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh — bordering Assam as “disturbed area”.

The source said cadres revealed about their hard life in the organisation. They appealed to their fellow cadres in various factions of NSCN to give up violence and start a new beginning by surrendering before the police and administration.

The various factions of NSCN include Isac Muviah, Reformations, Unification, Khango Konyak and Khaplang Yung Aung both having split from the Khaplang faction of the outfit.

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