Kohima: The Assam Rifles (AR) on Monday informed that a militant of the proscribed ULFA-I surrendered at Tuensang in Nagaland earlier on Friday.

In a press note, the IGAR(N) PRO said that the Tuensang Battalion under the aegis of IGAR (N), due to their sustained and cogent pursuit for peace in the region, achieved major success when an ULFA-I cadre surrendered near a forward COB along the India-Myanmar border.

“This surrender will motivate more active cadres of the proscribed faction to give up arms and join the mainstream in the future,” it said.

According to the AR, the cadre had revealed the extreme hardship in the jungles and the harsh treatment that he was subjected to under the outfit. It claimed that the cadre also admitted to have been living under adverse conditions at the camp.

“This surrender is a testimony of the consistent efforts of the Assam Rifles for maintaining peace and tranquility in the region,” it added.

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