On June 21, a joint team of Changlang police and Assam Rifles apprehended an overground worker (OGW) of the NSCN-IM identified as Batu Youngja from the Rangkatu Tea garden area.

The 51-year-old Youngja is said to be a resident of the Kongsa Village. He came to collect money from the tea manager on the behest of the NSCN-IM self-styled area commander, as per Superintendent of Police Changlang District Mihin Gambo.

Similarly on June 22, based on own source the joint team of Changlang police, 9 Assam Rifles and CRPF apprehended another OGW of NSCN-IM from the same area Rangkatu tea garden identified as Chakngam Kongkang (30) resident of Phangsum village in Namtok circle who came to collect extortion money.

One motorcycle and a mobile handset were seized from his possession. The OGW had carried an extortion note of the self-styled area commander of NSCN-IM demanding Rs 2 lakh from the tea garden.

SP Changlang Mihin Gambo informed that a criminal case has been registered at Changlang PS against the apprehended and further investigation is going on.

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