Tinsukia: A joint team of Tinsukia Police and the Army arrested two suspected minor cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isav-Muviah) from the New Tinsukia railway station in Assam.
The duo led the agencies to recover a cache of arms and ammunition hidden in a house in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.
Confirming the development, DIG of Assam police (Northeast range) Jitmal Doley said based on a specific input, a trap was laid and two cadres belonging to the banned outfit NSCN (IM) were arrested from the general area of New Tinsukia railway station.
“During questioning, they confessed their alignment with the banned outfit and led security forces to a house located at Phangsum village under Namtok Circle in Changlang district from where weapons were recovered,” Doley said, adding, “The weapons were kept in a gunny bag and the cadres were frequently using them.”
The recoveries include two HK rifles, three magazines, 283 live rounds, one grenade, two IEDs, three roll cable wires, two wallets, two ATM cards, two ID proofs, three mobile phones among others.
Doley said a third person was also detained who turned out to be a victim. “The cadres were forcibly using his motorcycle at gunpoint to carry out extortion and other subversive activities. He will be released after completing all formalities.”
According to an army source, the cadre were involved in a gunfight with 18 Garwal rifles on March 23 at Lungpha. “The cadres had escaped and since then security forces had put their sources on the job to track them,” the source added.
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