Imphal: Churachandpur Battalion under the aegis of IGAR (south) arrested one insurgent of Kuki National Front (KNF-S) in Churachandpur district on Thursday.

Based on specific inputs from reliable sources regarding illegal extortion by KNF(S) insurgents, troops of Assam Rifles launched an operation, which led to the arrest, said an official.

KNF(S) is currently on tripartite talks with the government of India and Myanmar under the Suspension of Operation (SoO) group.

The arrested cadre has been handed over to Churachandpur police station for further investigation, the official said.

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